In this tour of works from the Tate Collection, writer Juliet Jacques looks at depictions of femininity in the paintings of Pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Burne-Jones, and asks how they fit into late Victorian discourses about gender and sexuality. She will then look at how those discourses have evolved and changed, through a study of several works by 20th century artists.
Juliet Jacques (b. 1981) is a writer and filmmaker based in London. Her most recent book is Trans: A Memoir (Verso, 2015); her short fiction, essays and journalism have appeared in a variety of anthologies, publications and websites. Her short films have screened in galleries and festivals worldwide.