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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Study of Dante holding the Hand of Love for Dante’s Dream at the Time of the Death of BeatriceDante Gabriel Rossetti1855-56
Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Lucrezia Borgia
Clytie, Lord Frederick Leighton
The Priestess of DelphiJohn Collier1891
Gone, but not ForgottenJohn William Waterhouse1873
Georgiana Burne-JonesEdward Burne-Jones1883 
AntigoneMarie Spartali Stillman 
Portrait of Annie MillerDante Gabriel Rossetti
Blindness and Cupidity Chasing Joy from the CityEvelyn de Morgan 
Chloris, A Summer RoseJohn William Godward 
Portrait of Margaret Fuller MaitlandJohn Everett Millais 
At Low TideEdward John Poynter1913 

William Morris floral print
Mercy and Truth Are Met Together, Righteousness and Peace Have Kissed Each OtherEvelyn De Morgan1900 
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