Truth to Nature- The Pre-Raphaelite Landscape 1850-1900

Lecture

The Pre-Raphaelites are best known for their figure and religious paintings, they also produced some of the finest landscapes of the 19th century.

I look at the landscape background in the famous paintings such as ‘The Blind Girl’ and ‘The Hireling Shepherd’ then I go on to look at those Pre-Raphaelite artists who painted mainly landscape such as John Brett, John Inchbold, William Boyce, John Bunney and Thomas Seddon. The images take us from Scotland, through England, France, Switzerland and Italy to the Holy Land.

I look at Ruskin’s influence as well as that of photography and science.

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