Pre-Raphaelites and Photography in a Day
We will introduce you to the work of the Pre-Raphaelites and the dialogue between painting and photography in this radical artistic development during the 19th century. Through illustrated talks you will gain an overview of the movement - key figures, styles and philosophies and consider how photography enabled women to participate in visual culture at this exciting time...
Taught by: Lorna Robertson.
We will introduce you to the work of the Pre-Raphaelites and the dialogue between painting and photography in this radical artistic development during the 19th century. Through illustrated talks you will gain an overview of the movement - key figures, styles and philosophies and consider how photography enabled women to participate in visual culture at this exciting time. You will gain the tools to evaluate and discuss an artwork, as well as learning how to write a short caption to accompany an artwork. Bringing these new critical skills together you will end the day devising a layout for a small display about the Pre-Raphaelites and the impact of photography.
You will have gained an understanding of the history of the Pre-Raphaelites, understand the part played by photography and the work made of women during this time. You will leave with the skills to discuss and evaluate an artwork or photograph, write a short caption and create a layout for a small display.
Who Should Attend
Anyone interested to learn about the Pre-Raphaelite movement, the impact of photography during the 19th century and how photography enabled women to become producers of visual culture. This course would be a good introduction to the history of art and photography in the 19th century. It may be a useful for those considering further study in art history, curating or a career in museums and galleries.
All Levels Welcome
Lorna Robertson works in the curatorial department at Tate, with over 8 years’ experience working behind the scenes, she has expertise in the planning and organisation of art exhibitions and artist commissions.
Graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2008 with a BA in Fine Art, she began her career in the gallery box office, whilst working as member of the art and design collective KithKin to organise exhibitions in London and Milan. In 2011 she joined the curatorial department for Tate Britain as the Exhibitions and Displays Assistant, where she worked on the delivery the Walk Through British Art collection displays (2013). In 2014 she moved up into her current role a co-ordinator, where she now works on the planning and delivery of the exhibition and displays programme.
Whilst working at Tate, Lorna also studied part time for her MA in History of Art and Photography at Birkbeck University of London. Graduating last year, she has gone onto publish writing on art photography, and deliver workshops on exhibition design and creative photography.
Her most recent projects at Tate include the Jo Spence Spotlight Display (2015), the Artist Film and Video programme (2015-2016); the Pablo Bronstein Tate Britain Commission (2016) and the Turner Prize (2016). She also manages the curatorial internship programme and works to develop paid internships that provide young people with professional experience in art museums.
Please bring the following:
A notebook and pen