Monday, 16 April 2012


Big art exhibitions are becoming more and more expensive. Last year the V&A charged £12 for The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860 – 1900, which featured Pre-Raphaelite paintings and the Arts and Crafts Movement (CLICK). This year Tate Britain will charge £15.50 for Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde (title link). The exhibition doesn't open till 12 September, but the Telegraph has already posted a slide show of some of the featured paintings (CLICK). Above is Dante Gabriel Rossetti's The Beloved (The Bride) from 1865-6. Rossetti had two black children as models. He decided the boy had the prettier face, then feminised him with a small budding breast.


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