Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites

Discover how van Eyck’s 'Arnolfini Portrait' was one of the beacons by which the Pre-Raphaelites forged a radical new style of painting. Acquired by the National Gallery in 1842, the Arnolfini Portrait informed the Pre-Raphaelites’ belief in empirical observation, their ideas about draughtsmanship, colour and technique, and the ways in which objects in a picture could carry symbolic meaning. The exhibition will bring together for the first time the 'Arnolfini Portrait' with paintings from the Tate collection and loans from other museums, to explore the ways in which Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–1882), Sir John Everett Millais (1829–1896) and William Holman Hunt (1827–1910), among others, were influenced by the painting in their work.

Suitable for
Family friendly

Admission
Admission charge applies. Free for members.

Website
www.nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/reflections-van-eyck-and-the-pre-raphaelites


Source: http://www.culture24.org.uk/mw522?id=EVENT558102


Exhibitions and events

Tacita Dean: STILL LIFE

Event at National Gallery until 28.05.2018 18:00

Curated by Tacita Dean and guided by her own understanding of the genre, 'STILL LIFE' presents a diverse selection of works in a variety of mediums. Works by the artist herself – including a new...

Mantegna and Bellini

Event at National Gallery until 27.01.2019 18:00

Comprising major loans of paintings, drawings, and sculpture, ‘Mantegna and Bellini’ compares the work of two pre-eminent artists who also happened to be related by marriage. Website...

Take One Picture

Event at National Gallery until 12.08.2018 18:00

From studies in portraiture and printmaking to flag designs and depictions of voyages, the exhibition celebrates the work of children from 27 schools across the UK. Their creative responses reflect...

Stories of art: 1800–1925

Event at National Gallery on 30.05.2018 14:00

Sessions are structured around key themes such as faith, artists’ materials, society, and stories. Admission £150/£125 conc./ £100 Members and Patrons Website...

Blank canvas

Event at National Gallery on 01.06.2018 19:00

Do Not Adjust Your Stage are one of the UK's top improv comedy groups and have performed across the UK, Europe, and America. Admission £12/£10 conc./£10 Members Website...

Show all

Activities from this museum

We don't have anything to show you here.


Suggested Content