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THE PRE-RAPHAELITES AND ITALY
I Preraffaelliti e il sogno italiano. Da Beato Angelico a Perugino, da Rossetti a Burne-Jones - The Pre-Raphaelites and the Italian Dream from Fra Angelico to Perugino by Rossetti to Burne-Jones .
The exhibition is edited by Colin Harrison, Christopher Newall, Claudio Spadoni and will investigate the artistic and cultural influences of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. The movement arose in England in the second half of the nineteenth century and looked away from official Academy art towards a recovery of spontaneous art inspired by nature, identified with the art of the painters before Raphael in the past, as its name.
Italy, its landscape, literature, art, and history, was a central reference point for the movement known as Pre-Raphaelitism in the 1850s and 1860s. The exhibition will explore the Pre-Raphaelites’ interest in Italian literature and landscape for the first time. Of the original members of the Brotherhood, Dante Gabriel Rossetti was the son of an Italian refugee and spoke fluent Italian, but never visited Italy. Nevertheless, he found one of his principal sources of inspiration in the writings of Dante Alighieri, and made a magnificent series of watercolours and oils illustrating key episodes in the Divine Comedy. Later, Burne-Jones and other artists made illustrations of Italian writers. Other members of the Brotherhood, notably William Holman Hunt, followed explicitly John Ruskin’s injunction to study nature closely. Ruskin’s influence was felt by a group of artists who represented not only the Italian landscape, but also architecture and paintings, with extraordinary fidelity.
Exhibition categories: Italy, Pre-Raphaelites
Where & When
Ford Madox Brown, Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Walter Crane, William Dyce, Arthur Hughes, William Holman Hunt, John William Inchbold, Frederic Lord Leighton, Sir Joseph Noel Paton, Sir William Blake Richmond, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Ruskin, William Bell Scott, Simeon Solomon, Marie Spartali Stillman