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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ClytieEvelyn De Morgan 
Distant Thoughts, Thomas Francis Dicksee
Love SonnetsMarie Spartali Stillman1894 
The SlaveJohn William Waterhouse1872 
Portrait of a Lady, Head and ShouldersFrederick Sandys1860
An AngelEdward Burne-Jones
A BeautyJohn Everett Millais 
A Classical BeautyJohn William Godward 
A TrystJohn William Godward1912 
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
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