Art Talks: What the Dickens?
Approximate running time: 2 hours
565 Camano Avenue
PO Box 52
Langley WA 98260
In 1843 Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol extolled brotherhood and charity. But seven years later, Dickens penned an extremely uncharitable review of the young painters styling themselves the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, calling Millais’s Jesus “a wry-necked, blubbering red-headed boy in a bed-gown.” Learn how their relationships evolved from poisonous rhetoric to respect and friendship.