Pre-Raphaelitism


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Pre-Raph·a·el·ite

also pre-Raph·a·el·ite  (prē-răf′ē-ə-līt′, -rā′fē-)
n.
A painter or writer belonging to or influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a society founded in England in 1848 to advance the style and spirit of Italian painting before Raphael.
adj.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of the Pre-Raphaelites.

Pre-Raph′a·el·it′ism n.

Pre-Raphaelitism

the principles of the 19th-century artists and writers who sought to restore the principles and practices thought to be characteristic of Italian art before Raphael. — Pre-Raphaelite, n., adj.
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His first volume of verse, 'The Defence of Guinevere and Other Poems,' put forth in 1858, shows the influence of Rossetti and Pre-Raphaelitism, but it mainly gives vivid presentation to the spirit of fourteenth-century French chivalry.
In addition to that publication Giuliana Pieri likewise explores D'Annunzio's focus on 'art, beauty and the aesthetic' (2012: 15), observing that D'Annunzio 'played a major part in the reception of Pre-Raphaelite art in Italy in the 1880s and 1890s and helped create, especially in Rome, a fashionable Pre-Raphaelitism which encompassed painting, the decorative arts, book illustration, and dress history' (2012: 16).
His depictions of sense experience fulfill the "fleshly" ideals of Pre-Raphaelitism in a way that the "painterly poems" of his contemporaries often failed to do.
To my view, considering the clearly gendered canvas of Pre-Raphaelitism, any text discussing the period must mandatorily address issues of essentialist female representation and objectification in the perpetuation of gender hierarchization (Pollock [1988] 2008, 13).
Under the rubric 'Medievalism', D'Arcens includes the Gothic, Historical Romance (Walter Scott's novels in particular), the poetry of Tennyson, the Oxford Movement (Newman, Pugin), Pre-Raphaelitism, Orientalism, Aestheticism, Decadence, and a 'contemporary material medievalism' (p.
Going highlights the novel's relation to Pre-Raphaelitism in the original text and in the Mainwaring completion of the novel (27275), while Orlando places The Buccaneers in relation to Wharton's knowledge of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (15, 25, 198); Jones explores the novel in relation to Vernon Lee's approach to material history as it influenced Wharton's approach to the representation of specific places in England (9-13).
This line of argument has been pursued recently by Rita Wright and Margaret Armstrong, who connect Harrison's enthusiasm for pre-Raphaelitism with her early engagement with late Victorian High Church ritualism.
For the Waugh specialist, many tags are to be expected: architecture, interior decoration, 'Great Britain--Social Life and Customs', Pre-Raphaelitism, and Catholicism.
16) and within which, they suggest, 'lies the dynamic force of Pre-Raphaelitism as an avant-garde movement.
Labelled as literary, the work of Romero de Torres is inscribed within Symbolism, with a determining influence of Italian painting particularly of the Florentine school of the Spanish masters, mainly of El Greco, and English Pre-Raphaelitism.
We are given here a well-selected overview of Brown's output, from his boyhood exercises, influenced by the Belgians with whom he trained; through strange but touching experiments with early Renaissance styles, whether Florentine or German; to his crucial involvement with Pre-Raphaelitism in the 1850s (Work; The Lest of England; The Pretty Bee Lambs); and on to the less well-known but equally important essays in history painting that occupied much of his later career.
The activity of wringing lilies from the acorn that Pound attributes to his "Hugh Selwyn Mauberley" characterizes above all the cluster of theory and practice associated with the "movement" of Pre-Raphaelitism.