This summer, enter a stunning world of love and desire as Tate Britain lends some of the most iconic paintings of the Pre-Raphaelite period exclusively to the National Gallery of Australia, including John Everett Millais’ Ophelia and John William Waterhouse’s The Lady of Shalott.
Drawing inspiration from the great love stories of history and literature, the Pre-Raphaelites used brilliant colour, meticulous detail and exquisite layering to create a new artistic genre, sometimes poetic and sexy and sometimes raw.
Love & Desire: Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate features more than 40 of Tate’s most famous and best-loved works, alongside loans from British and Australian collections, some of which have never been seen in Australia before.
Wed Apr 10
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National Gallery of Australia