Art historian Polina Tokmacheva will open the secret of Pre-Raphaelites' popularity and tell why their exhibitions still cause a stir.
The main characters of the lecture, the English Pre-Raphaelite artists, became troublemakers in Victorian Great Britain of the 19th century. They challenged the Royal Academy of Arts and painted not in the usual way or as they had been taught before, their works were based only on their own sense of sincerity and naturalness, which received a hostile reception in Victorian England.
Critics ridiculed the Annunciation by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, called into question the ability of William Holman Hunt to paint, and the painting Christ in the House of His Parents by John Everett Millais caused a big scandal and was ordered to be removed from the exhibition and brought to Queen Victoria.
At the lecture, Polina Tokmacheva suggests to analyze the main masterpieces of the Pre-Raphaelites, learn about their rivals and allies, talk about the so-called second wave of Pre-Raphaelites and its designer William Morris, as well as about Edward Burne-Jones, one of the last Pre-Raphaelites.
About the speaker:
, lecturer, art historian at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, amateur artist. Polina is a PhD graduate of Lomonosov Moscow State University (Department of History and Theory of World Culture). In 2015, she defended her thesis “Images of the Italian Renaissance in English culture of the 19th – early 20th centuries”. Specializes in Renaissance painting, Pre-Raphaelites
The lecture will be held in Russian.
Registration required: https://lectory.m24.ru/announcement/841