John Everett Millais’s intensely detailed painting Christ in the House of His Parents caused outrage when first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1850. Critics deemed that Millais’s choice of subject matter – Jesus’s childhood – and his unique interpretation of it were unquestionably blasphemous.
- Article by:
- Dinah Roe
- Fin de siècle
Dr Dinah Roe introduces the unique band of artists, poets and designers known as the Pre-Raphaelites, charting their formation and evolution from the 1850s to the late 19th century.