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troublemag | July 7, 2022

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Love & Desire

Love & Desire

Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate


Until 28 April 2019

Love & Desire explores the themes of love, desire, romance, betrayal, faith, nature, science, religion, society, rebellion, the femme fatale and the celebrity of the ‘rock-star’ artists of the 19th century – the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.


John William Waterhouse, The Lady of Shalott 1888, oil on canvas, 153 x 200 cm. Presented by Sir Henry Tate 1894 Tate, © Tate, London 2018 | Edward Burne-Jones, Perseus and Andromeda 1876, oil on canvas, 152.2 x 229.0 cm. Elder Bequest Fund 1902 Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide | John Everett Millais, Ophelia 1851-52, oil on canvas, 76.2 x 111.8 cm. Tate collection presented by Sir Henry Tate 1894 © Tate, London 2018 | Ford Madox Brown, Work 1852–65, oil on canvas, 137 x 197.3 cm. Purchased 1885 Manchester Art Gallery | John Brett, The British Channel seen from the Dorsetshire Cliffs 1871, oil on canvas, 212.7 x 106 cm. Presented by Mrs Brett 1902, Tate, © Tate, London 2018 | William Holman Hunt, The shadow of death 1870–73, oil on canvas, 214 x 168.2 cm. Gift of William Agnew 1883 Manchester Art Gallery.

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