Editors' pick

Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Art and Design, 1848-1900


Editorial Review

By Michael O’Sullivan
Friday, May 17, 2013

Originally shown at London’s Tate Britain, “Pre--Raphaelites: Victorian Art and Design, 1848--1900” is the first major U.S. survey of an art movement that rocked the mid--19th--century English cultural establishment by rejecting traditional painting techniques, styles and subject matter. The large and lavish show, which mixes colorful paintings with sculpture, works on paper and decorative objects, closes this weekend at the West Building of the National Gallery of Art.