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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Before the BattleDante Gabriel Rossetti1858 
AureliaDante Gabriel Rossettic. 1873 
Foundling Girls in their School Dresses at Prayer in the ChapelSophie Gengembre Anderson 
Ave MariaPhilip Calderon1858 
Greek Girls Playing at BallFrederic Leighton1889 
AutumnJohn William Godward1900 
Miss Betty PollockJohn William Waterhouse1911 
Girl at a LatticeDante Gabriel Rossetti1862 
Guess AgainSophie Gengembre Anderson 
The Fisherman and the Siren (Detail) Frederic Lord Leighton
Edward Robert Hughes, Twilight Fantasy
AstrologiaEdward Burne-Jones 
Lux In TenebrisEvelyn De Morgan1895
Hercules Wrestling with Death for the Body of AlcestisFrederic Leighton1871 
Henry Fawcett, Dame Millicent Garrett FawcettFord Madox Brown 
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