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                 Daenerys Targaryen Fleet, from Game of Thrones, Season 6, 2016 © Kieran Belshaw
Major works of art from national collections to join in a celebration of the Pre-Raphaelite Legacy on the South Coast
 Artworks from Southampton City Art
Gallery and The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum will be joined by masterpieces from national collections, including Tate Britain, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Royal Academy, as well as Bristol Art Gallery, and Leighton House Museum...
The exhibition, entitled Beyond the Brotherhood: The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy, is supported by the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund, and will run
at Southampton City Art Gallery from
18 October 2019 until 1 February 2020 then at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery
and Museum, Bournemouth, from 21 February until 21 June 2020. This major exhibition highlights the importance
of the Pre-Raphaelite movement and
its influence on contemporary art and culture, as seen in the fantastical imagery of Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones.
Tracing the Pre-Raphaelite thread from its inception, this exhibition brings together stunning imagery from across the decades, following the movement’s
influence on artistic developments including Realism, Aestheticism, Symbolism and Art Nouveau. It will illustrate how Pre-Raphaelitism lives on in contemporary fantasy, book illustration and film, and how it inspires artists today. Works by Kieran Belshaw, concept artist for four series of Game of Thrones, demonstrate how the Pre-Raphaelite legacy lives on in the 21st century.
The loans have been realised through the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund; created by the Garfield Weston Foundation and Art Fund. The Weston Loan Programme is the first ever UK- Wide funding scheme to enable smaller and local authority museums to borrow works of art and artefacts from national collections.
Afterglow in Egypt,
William Holman Hunt (1854)
Both Southampton City Art Gallery
and Russell Cotes Art Gallery and Museum hold significant Pre-Raphaelite works in their permanent collections. Southampton’s collection features Edward Burne-Jones’ Perseus Series; Holman Hunt’s Afterglow in Egypt and Ford Madox Brown’s Cordelia’s Portion. The Russell-Cotes holds Evelyn De Morgan’s Aurora Triumphans and Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s Venus Verticordia, as well as an important collection of works in tempera.
“Tracing the Pre-Raphaelite thread from its inception, this exhibition brings together stunning imagery from across the decades...”
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