Pre-Raphaelite

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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-Raphaelite

(ˌpriːˈræfəlaɪt)
n
(Art Movements) a member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, an association of British painters and writers including Rossetti, Holman Hunt, and Millais, founded in 1848 to combat the shallow conventionalism of academic painting and revive the fidelity to nature and the vivid realistic colour that they considered typical of Italian painting before Raphael
adj
(Art Movements) of, in the manner of, or relating to Pre-Raphaelite painting and painters
ˌPre-ˈRaphaelˌitism n

Pre-Raph•a•el•ite

(priˈræf i əˌlaɪt, -ˈreɪ fi-)

n.
1. any of a group of English artists (Pre-Raph′aelite Broth′erhood) formed in 1848, and including Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, who aimed to revive the style and spirit of the Italian artists before the time of Raphael.
adj.
2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Pre-Raphaelites.
Pre-Raph′a•el•it`ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Pre-Raphaelite - a painter or writer dedicated to restoring early Renaissance idealsPre-Raphaelite - a painter or writer dedicated to restoring early Renaissance ideals
artist, creative person - a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
Adj.1.Pre-Raphaelite - of or relating to or characteristic of the Pre-Raphaelites; "the Pre-Raphaelite painters"
Translations

pre-Raphaelite

[ˈpriːˈræfəlaɪt]
A. ADJprerrafaelista
B. Nprerrafaelista mf

Pre-Raphaelite

[ˌpriːˈræfəlaɪt]
npréraphaélite m/f
the Pre-Raphaelites → les préraphaélites
adj
[art, painting] → préraphaélite
(fig) [looks] → préraphaélite

pre-Raphaelite

adjpräraffaelitisch
nPräraffaelit m

Pre-Raphaelite

[priːˈræfəlaɪt] n & adjpreraffaellita (m/f)
References in classic literature ?
A younger disciple of the Pre-Raphaelite Movement but also a strongly original artist was Algernon Charles Swinburne.
Most likely they've already looked at all the antiques, and now they're making the round of the studios of the new people, the German humbug, and the cracked Pre-Raphaelite English fellow, and have only come to me to make the point of view complete," he thought.
The market for the Pre-Raphaelites is steady and growing, bucking the trend for Victorian painting.
The Pre-Raphaelites BirMingHAM Museums Trust holds the most important collection of Preraphaelite art anywhere in the world, numbering more than 3,000 paintings, drawings, prints and examples of decorative art and design.
The Women's Organisation-Liverpool, 54 St James Street, 0151 706 8111, - Wed 30 Mar Collecting Pre-Raphaelites In this illustrated talk, collector, bibliographer, typographer, and curator Mark Samuels Lasner will tell of his nearly 40 years of collecting British authors and artists of the period 1850 to 1900, with a focus on the Pre-Raphaelites and their circle, some with Liverpool connections.
Blue Swan stands out as different as the central woman is framed in a firm architectural building, with glorious blue feathers covering her and falling away to the bottom of the tall painting, another reference to the Pre-Raphaelites who often framed their characters in columned settings.
The sciences, for Stephens, typify the precision that the Pre-Raphaelites demand of the artist.
He explained: "I am inspired by the emotive subject matter of the Pre-Raphaelites and the medieval style that they had.
Fast-forward to our own postmodern, post-Christian culture, with the vacuity of much 'contemporary spirituality' and the elevation of the loosely numinous over the theologically explicit, and the religious art of the Pre-Raphaelites, may seem, on the evidence of this exhibition at least, to retain its own unique, if idiosyncratic, power and resonance.
Our fascination with the Pre-Raphaelites continues, as this latest title confirms.
ofRossetti (1932), Francis Bickley's work on the Pre-Raphaelites,
The book is focused on the National Gallery and gives some idea why the Pre-Raphaelites might have found such a fascination with the minutiae, physical detail, emotional power and innovative subject matter, which made the Renaissance such a remarkable melting pot for Humanism in painting.