Conference: Flowers, symbols, faces in Pre-Raphaelite paintings

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 5.30pm

With lecturer Prof. Serena Cenni



This conference is a ‘round-up’ of painters associated with the Pre-Raphaelite movement, which had its heyday between the mid-19th and early 20th century, mainly in the United Kingdom and expat English communities in Europe. Its major exponents included John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Hunt who were later joined by Ford Maddox Brown, William Trost Richards, William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones and John William Waterhouse. Several women also distinguished themselves within the movement. They were often the painters’ own muses, who acted as painters and models. Some noteworthy examples include Elizabeth Siddal, Maria Zambaco, Marie Spartali Stillman, Georgiana Burne-Jones, Effie Gray and Jane E. Benham Hay. Through their works and portraits, Serena Cenni explores this fascinating theme and guides participants towards their discovery.


The conference is on-site and in Italian.

Admittance is free, reserveration are required.