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Turin to Host Tate's Pre-Raphaelites blockbuster

Last stop for paintings after world tour

21 March, 19:39
Turin to Host Tate's Pre-Raphaelites blockbuster (ANSA) - Turin, March 21 - The Tate Britain's touring exhibition "Pre-Raphaelites" will make its final stop in Turin in April before returning home. Since its London 2012 debut, the blockbuster show has crossed oceans, making stops at Washington's National Gallery and Moscow's State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. Turin's newly renovated Palazzo Chiablese will host a scaled-down version of the original show, showcasing 70 pieces by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a group of British painters, poets and critics from the mid-1800s who promoted a return to early Renaissance painting styles. The exhibition line up includes John Everett Millais' iconic Ophelia, Dante Gabriel Rossetti's beautiful The Beloved (The Bride) and Lord Ford Madox Brown's enigmatic Take Your Son, Sir, along with artwork previously never exhibited in Turin and Italy.

Turin Mayor Piero Fassino called the exhibition "a great event that we are able to offer" and added "Turin has made culture one of the profiles of its identity".

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