Pre-Raphaelite landscape

Taking their cue from Ruskin's call for 'truth to nature,' the Pre-Raphaelites created a new kind of landscape. This involved close and lengthy observation, and depicting everything in minute detail with an almost religious attitude to accuracy.

The Pre-Raphaelites aimed to paint exactly what they saw without re-arranging a landscape into a balanced or graceful composition. Although they often painted this type of landscape in oils, some of the Pre-Raphaelites also used watercolour to create similar effects.

Gallery of landscapes