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Pre-Raphaelites ANNE ANDERSON Monday 10 June 2019


Anne graduated in Art History and Archaeology from Leicester University in 1978 and worked as an archaeologist for 8 years, being elected to the Society of Antiquaries in 1997. From 1993 -2007 Anne was senior lecturer on the Fine Arts Valuation degree courses at Southampton Solent University, specialising in the Aesthetic Movement, Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau and Modernism.

She has published books on Roman pottery, Art Deco teapots and Edward Burne Jones. A lecturer for The Arts Society since 1993, Anne toured Australia in 2000, 2006, 2009 and has lectured on cruises. Her television credits include BBC's Flog It!

This lecture will go below the surface of Pre-Raphaelite paintings, to reveal not only the symbols but also the stories, the tales of Chivalric love drawn from the Morte D’Arthur, Shakespeare and Dante that spilled over into real life. With their Stunners and femme fatales the Pre-Raphaelites hold us enthralled. We are hooked by their personal melodramas as well as their ravishing paintings.