THERE will be two art history lectures will be held next month at St. Augustine’s Parish Hall.

Art historian Stella Grace Lyons will be giving the talks about the Pre-Raphaelite movement, ahead of the exhibition of the artist Burne-Jones’ work at the Tate Britain in October.

“The Tate exhibition will be the first time Burne-Jones masterpieces will have been united since 1933,” said Ms Lyons. “It’s going to be incredibly exciting – he is one of the most celebrated artists in Britain and his paintings are worth tens of millions of pounds.

“He was also the only Pre-Raphaelite to achieve international fame. He completely rebelled against the status quo of Victorian Britain, painting beautiful and highly romantic works inspired by myths, legends and dreams.”

“I’ve designed these two talks for people who are interested in finding out more about the Pre-Raphaelite movement, some of whom might make the journey to see the exhibition in London. Even if you don’t like the art, come and hear about their lives – full of scandals, opiate overdoses and affairs.”

The first talk ‘The first modern British artists? The radical and scandalous Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood’ will be held on Thursday, September 13 from 7pm to 8.30pm.

The second talk ‘The Last Pre-Raphaelite: The enchanting works of Edward Burne-Jones‘ will be held on Thursday, September 20 from 7pm to 8.30pm.

Both talks will be at St. Augustine’s Parish Hall, Albert Road. Tickets cost £14 each and will include a glass of wine afterwards.

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