Aurélie Petiot

Aurélie Petiot

Aurélie Petiot, who studied at the École Normale Supérieure and received her PhD at the University of Cambridge, is a lecturer in art history at the Université Paris Nanterre. An authority on nineteenth-century British art, Petiot has published her scholarship in such leading journals as the Burlington Magazine and the British Art Journal.

The Pre-Raphaelites


Meet the renegades of Victorian art in this gorgeously illustrated exploration of their work and influence
In the revolutionary year of 1848, a group of young British artists set out to return a lost vibrancy to European art. Calling themselves the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, they mounted an artistic front against what they saw as the confining standards of the Victorian art world, and the dehumanizing aspects of the industrial age. Among their ranks were Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais, and William Hunt, who found followers in Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris. Their works drew from Shakespeare, Keats, and Tennyson. They also depicted religious and contemporary themes in striking realism, bringing viewers into intimate contact with the subjects and causing scandal in their time.

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