The short-lived but highly influential Pre-Raphaelite movement was a reform group of artists and poets founded in 1849. Their main objective in art was to reject the dramatic, artificial Mannerist painting styles succeeding Raphael and Michelangelo (hence the term "Pre-Raphaelite") and to create more genuine, humble representations of their subjects. They painted brightly-colored, evenly-lit scenes with a particular emphasis on romanticism, elaborate detail, medieval history, symbolism, and nature.

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A World of Their OwnLawrence Alma-Tadema1905 
ApplesAlbert Moore 
Alexa WildingDante Gabriel Rossetti1866 
SpringLawrence Alma-Tadema1894 
At CapriJ. W. Waterhouse1890 
An Al-Fresco Toilet (detail) Samuel Luke Fildes1889
Angel Piping to the Souls in HellEvelyn de Morgan 
And the Sea Gave Up the Dead Which Were In ItLord Frederick Leighton1892 
An Opportune MomentSophie Gengembre Anderson 
At the Gate of the TempleJohn William Godward1898 
AutumnThomas Atkinson Grimshaw 
ApricotsAlbert Moore1886 
Ariadne in NaxosEvelyn de Morgan1877
Illustration from William Morris’ A Dream of John BallEdward Burne-Jones1888
At the First Touch of Winter, Summer Fades AwayValentine Cameron Prinsep 
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