The Pre-Raphaelites exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery
Make the most of your visit to the 'Pre-Raphaelites: Beauty and Rebellion' exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery with one of our new audio tours. Narrated by the exhibition curator, Christopher Newall, the audio tour will lead you through this stunning exhibition, to discover more about each of the Pre-Raphaelite paintings, the artists and their connections with Liverpool.
Christopher Newall is one of the world’s leading Pre-Raphaelite experts. Through his research, fascinating new information has been revealed in the exhibition, which showcases more than 120 paintings from institutions and private collections across the UK.
“'Pre-Raphaelites: Beauty and Rebellion' reveals, for the very first time, how the city of Liverpool influenced a movement that would change the course of British art in the 19th century.
“The support of the city of Liverpool was invaluable in establishing and positioning Pre-Raphaelitism within the Victorian art world. This exhibition explores different aspects of patronage, art politics and of the careers of the artists who lived in Liverpool in a way that no exhibition has previously done.” - Christopher Newall
Highlighting Liverpool’s significant role in the Pre-Raphaelite art movement through the legacy of the glorious art work, the audio tour explores the relationship between artists like Millais, Holman Hunt, Ford Madox Brown and Dante Gabriel Rossetti with their Liverpool contemporaries, collectors, and the institutions that welcomed them. It also considers the patrons who commissioned art works many of whom had Liverpool connections.
Add an audio tour to make the most of your visit to the exhibition, increase your knowledge of these amazing paintings, and become a Pre-Raphaelite expert too, from just £2.50.
A full-colour 128-page catalogue is also available to buy, written by Christopher Newall and featuring insights from contributing writers Ann Bukantas and David Taylor.