Friday, 17 April 2015

Visit to the Pre-Raphaelite art collection in Birmingham

There are still a few places left on the Humanities field trip to see Birmingham's collection of Pre-Raphaelite art. The Pre-Raphaelites began as a collective of artists who resisted what they saw as the 'clear poison' of Renaissance art, and sought to recapture the purity and radical simplicity of medieval art. Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery has one of the world's most extensive collections of Pre-Raphaelite art. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Millais, William Holman Hunt and Edward Burne-Jones are all represented, as well as Arthur Hughes, Elizabeth Siddal and Kate Bunce.


Arthur Hughes, The Long Engagement (1859), Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

On Monday 20 April, we'll depart FCH by coach at 9:30 am for Birmingham, and a guided tour around the Gallery. The rest of the day is yours to explore Birmingham's art galleries, sights and shops before we return to Cheltenham at about 4:30.  The visit is free of charge, but you MUST book your place on the coach via the Online Store.



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