Romanticism in Tate Britain and the Pre-Raphaelites
“The artist should not only paint what he sees before him but also what he sees within him. If he does not see anything within him, he should give up painting what he sees before him,” Caspar David Friedrich
Trying to escape the rationality of Enlightenment ideals a new attitude to life and nature emerged known as Romanticism. Romanticism embraced individuality, subjectivity, mystery and imagination. It is characterised by some of the most diverse subject matter from religion, to revolution to landscape.
The Pre-Raphaelite movement grew out of the principles that had developed from Romanticism. Pre-Raphaelite artwork are quite daring for the time – highlighting issues such as poverty, emigration, prostitution and sexual morality. Although these themes are heavily encoded with signs and symbols, which require the viewer to really concentrate and work hard to read them. Private Art Education is here to help, book the tour below to secure your place.
Get ready to experience a whirlpool of emotions as you uncover all the layers of hope, passion, love, sadness and remorse trapped in the artworks. The tour will teach you how to read the symbolism found in British 19th century art!
Art tour 1,5 hours followed by 1-hour networking tea/coffee at the museum's cafe (drinks and food is not included).
Tuesday 17 July 2018 at 12:00 to 14:30
Saturday, 21 July 2018 at 12:00 to 14:30
Ticket price: £55 for non-members. Private Art Education members with a plus one go free!
About your art guide:
Sanela Tomlinson is a Christies Education and Glasgow University graduate. Currently undertaking a Masters at King’s College in Art and Cultural Management. She has previously worked with Christie’s, the Hunterian Museum, Art16 and is now part of the Private Art Education team. Her research interests focus on cultural diplomacy, cultural heritage, art law and art history, notably Renaissance to Modernism. As an artist herself, her unique outlook on the process of painting will make you look at artworks like never before.
Image: Millais, Ophelia, 1851