Some rarities from the exhibit Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters –
Rossetti’s watercolor of Giotto Painting the Portrait of Dante, A study of Isabella by Millais, Studies of Valentine and the Hireling Shepard by Hunt, The editions of the Germ, Elizabeth Siddal’s watercolor of the Holy Family and a chart of the cast of characters.
June 30, 2018 – September 30, 2018 – San Francisco
Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters is the first major exhibition to juxtapose examples by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood with works that inspired its members, including Italian old masters Fra Angelico and Pietro Perugino and their northern contemporaries Jan van Eyck and Hans Memling. It reveals how the Brotherhood’s aesthetic evolved over time to embrace artistic influences from the High and late Renaissance, such as Titian and Veronese. It also offers a rich multimedia opportunity to examine the artists’ attraction to stained glass, domestic decorations, and sixteenth-century textiles.
The Japanese novelist Natsume Soseki visited London in 1900 and found inspiration for his writings in Pre-Raphaelite paintings – especially Millais’s Ophelia and Hunt’s Lady of Shalott and The Hireling Shepherd.
Art UK challenged four poets to write and perform original works based on paintings that have inspired them from the UK’s art collection.
Raza Hussain performs his poem ‘Raphaelites of Birmz’, inspired by the painting ‘Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–1882)’ by William Holman Hunt. Filmed at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Read more about the painting and the poet: http://bit.ly/2rlyW03.