Last night was the first in a series of three programmes on the Pre-Raphaelites, on BBC4, or you can watch it on the BBC website here. The BBC website’s blurb says:
“Series examining the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, who brought notoriety to British art in the 19th century, bursting into the spotlight in 1848 and shocking their peers with a new kind of radical art.
The opening part explores the origins of the Brotherhood and their initial achievements, and looks at some of their key early works, the hostile criticism they faced and the centuries of academic dogma their paintings overturned.”
The next episode is looking at the PRB’s relationship with the natural world, and will be on BBC4 next Tuesday, 23rd June, at 8.30. Let us know what you think of the series.