Pre-Raphaelites and Photography in a Day
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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 is an artist and writer, whose research focuses on the relationship between art and photography from 19th century to present day. With a BA from Central Saint Martins in Fine Art, and an MA in History of Art and Photography from Birkbeck University, Lorna is interested in how in how art history and theory can inform contemporary art practice. Lorna has published articles with Tate, Birkbeck and Photoworks magazine, her research areas include women photographers; the use of photography in collage; the representation of masculinity in photography; and the portrait in 21st century digital culture. Since 2011 she has worked in the curatorial department at Tate Britain on the organisation of exhibitions and displays, recent projects include the Artist Film and Video programme (2015-2016); the Jo Spence Spotlight Display (2015), and the Pablo Bronstein Tate Britain Commission (2016). Lorna also manages the curatorial internship programme at Tate Britain and has developed a number of paid internships that provide young people with the opportunity to gain professional experience in the arts. She works on the development and delivery of public workshops and talks that explore the topic of art and photography.
Please bring the following:
A notebook and pen