Topic: The book explores the Pre-Raphaelites’ fascination with the Old Italian Renaissance Masters, including Giotto and Fra Angelico, and Northern European High Renaissance artists such as Jan van Eyck and Hans Memling. It also examines the influence of Raphael and artists of the late Renaissance, such as Titian and Paolo Veronese, on the Pre-Raphaelites.
Range of works: In addition to paintings, the book also features decorative arts including stained glass and tapestries in emulation of Flemish and French textiles.
Exhibition: The book accompanies an exhibition at the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, June 30-September 30, 2018.
Illustrations: The book is generously illustrated with 200 color illustrations, which juxtapose multiple art movements not often seen together.
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (later known as the Pre-Raphaelites): a group of English painters, poets, and critics, founded in 1848 by William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. The brotherhood sought a return to the abundant detail, intense colours and complex compositions of Quattrocento Italian art. They rejected the mechanistic approach first adopted by Mannerist artists.
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