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The Pre-Raphaelites 2009

  • Ended
  • BBC Four
  • 2009-06-16T09:00:00+02:00
  • 30 mins
  • 1 hour, 30 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • Documentary

Toward the middle of the 19th century, a small group of young artists in England reacted vigorously against what they felt was "the frivolous art of the day": this reaction became known as the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Their ambition was to bring English art (such as it was) back to a greater "truth to nature." They deeply admired the simplicities of the early 15th century, and they felt this admiration made them a brotherhood. Bursting into the spotlight in 1848 and shocking their peers with a new kind of radical art.
This is a three-part series examining the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

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