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The Pre-Raphaelites, Romance and Realism

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One of the best-loved of all art movements, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was formed in 1848 by William Holman Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and John Everett Millais in an attempt to rediscover the authenticity they felt painting had lost since the time of Raphael. Influenced by the writer John Ruskin, they took inspiration from religious, medieval, literary or mythological texts, expressing themselves in writings, including criticism and poetry, the visual and, later with Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris, the decorative arts. In their day they caused controversy in the art world, but now their legacy is admired for its symbolic richness and pictorial power.

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Format: 128 pages, paperback

Publisher: Thames and Hudson

ISBN: 978-0-500-30100-5

Dimensions: 125 x 172 x 9mm

£7.95