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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

Tate Britain opens Pre-Raphaelite show

19th September 2012

A new exhibition has opened at London's Tate Britain examining Britain's Pre-Raphaelite art movement.

Around 150 works of art will be on display at the gallery until January 13th and it offers the ideal chance for visitors staying at central London hotels to find about more about the period of history via a collection of paintings, objects, sculptures and even wallpaper.

Regarded as Britain's first modern art movement, the Pre-Raphaelite period was led by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais, also known as the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

The Tate exhibition's co-curator Jason Rosenfeld, explained to the Daily Telegraph: "The Pre-Raphaelites had the biggest influence on international art of any British movement before or since.

"Their works penetrated the consciousness of people throughout Europe and America. They were working at the dawn of modern society, and they took full advantage of advances in materials, transport and methods of exhibiting to get their messages across."

Entry to the exhibition costs £14 for adults and will feature a number of rarely seen pieces including Ford Madox Brown's Work and an 1858 wardrobe designed by Philip Webb.

Tate Britain are also hosting a number of private talks and tours throughout the course of the exhibition to allow people to find out more about individual pieces as well as the movement in general.

Visitors may be interested in the guided exhibition tours that are on offer every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 12.15pm.

Tate Britain open seven days a week from 10am to 6pm, with a special late night Friday once a month. The nearest London Underground stations to the gallery are Pimlico and Vauxhall on the Victoria line and Westminster on the Jubilee, District and Circle lines.


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