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TOKYO

‘Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant Garde’

Mori Arts Center Gallery

by Hanna Lange

Staff Writer

In London, 1848, a group of young pioneering artists began to shake the mid-19th-century British art world by combining rebellion and revivalism with scientific precision and the imagination. They took inspiration from early Renaissance painting and willfully challenged artistic conventions, calling themselves the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Led by John Everett Millais, William Holman Hunt and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the group began an artistic revolution that became Britain’s first modern art movement and continued to inspire artists throughout the 20th century.

This traveling exhibition hails from the Tate in London, where it was ranked among the top 10 art exhibitions of 2012 by The Guardian newspaper, and brings together 72 works including John Everett Millais’ famous “Ophelia”; Jan. 25-April 6.

Mori Arts Center Gallery; 52F Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo. Roppongi Stn. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily (Tue. in Jan., Feb. till 5 p.m.). ¥1,500. 03-5777-8600; www.prb2014.jp