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‘Venus Verticordia’ (1864–68) by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. On loan from Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum (Bournemouth) to Mitsubishi Ichigokan Gallery (Tokyo)

The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (formed in 1848 by Dante Gabriel Rossetti and his colleagues) sought a wholesale reform of British art. And it had a huge impact. The works by these avant-garde artists appealed to audiences’ emotions and people found great significance in their art at a time when the foundations of society were shifting.

Perhaps our shifting world today is ready for something similar? 

The exhibition Parabola of Pre-Raphaelitism: Turner, Ruskin, Rossetti, Morris and Burne-Jones opened in Tokyo last week. 150 works (oil paintings, watercolours, drawings, stained glass, tapestries and furniture) from collections across Britain and North America are on display until 9 June 2019.

Later Event: March 25
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