This exhibition in the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna in Rome is officially called “Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones and the Myth of Italy in Victorian England.“
Pre-Raphaelites Exhibition Rome (2011)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828 â€“ 1882), belying his Italian name, was an English poet, translator, illustrator and painter, and was especially famous for, together with William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais, founding the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848.
The pre-Raphaelites wanted to reform English art by mechanistic approach of the Mannerists and returning to an art form full of detail and intense colors.
Later this Brotherhood became the inspiration for a second generation of artists, including William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1892).
The exhibition focuses of course on works by Rossetti, Burne-JOnes and like-minded painters, but it also intends to show how the English artists were influenced by Italian masters like Botticelli, Giotto, Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto.
There are more than one hundred works to be seen, many on loan from international museums and some, for the first time on display, from private collections.