Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Desperate Romantics

Living in Birmingham and working in tourism, I do from time to time find myself explaining the Pre Raphaelite Brotherhood (PRB). (For those that don't know, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is thought to have the largest collection of Pre Raphaelite art in the world.)

In my usual style, I normally explain the PRB by saying that they were a group of 19th century Angry Young Men who wanted to get back to basics in art.......and who did so by sleeping with each others' partners and painting lots of pictures of women with red hair and orange lips.

Having seen last night's BBC2 drama "Desperate Romantics" (the first of six episodes) I now feel entirely justified in my assessment.

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