Pre Raphaelite

The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was a group of English painters, poets, and critics, founded in 1848 by William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. The three founders were soon joined by William Michael Rossetti, James Collinson, Frederic George Stephens and Thomas Woolner to form a seven-member "brotherhood". The group's intention was to reform art by rejecting what they considered to be the mechanistic approach first adopted by the Mannerist artists who succeeded Raphael and Michelangelo. They believed that the Classical poses and elegant compositions of Raphael in p ...more

Lizzie Siddal: The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel
Essential Pre-Raphaelites
Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood
The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites
Desperate Romantics: The Private Lives Of The Pre Raphaelites
The Pre-Raphaelites: Romance and Realism (New Horizons)
The Pre-Raphaelite Language of Flowers
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Goblin Market
Selected Poems of Christina Rossetti (Wordsworth Poetry Library)
The Pre-Raphaelites
Effie: The Passionate Lives of Effie Gray, John Ruskin and John Everett Millais
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The Pre-Raphaelites
Pre-Raphaelite Cats
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John William Waterhouse Covers
59 books — 14 voters
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Fantasy with Old-School Fairy Tale Vibes
231 books — 204 voters

A Curl of Copper and Pearl by Kirsty Stonell WalkerSleep, Pale Sister by Joanne HarrisThat Summer by Lauren WilligMortal Love by Elizabeth HandPale As The Dead by Fiona Mountain
Pre-Raphaelites in Fiction
43 books — 26 voters
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Pre-Raphaelite Covers
101 books — 19 voters

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Best Books About Victorian Art
37 books — 15 voters
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Decadence & the Fin-de-Siècle
223 books — 216 voters


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Christina Rossetti
He feeds upon her face by day and night, And she with true kind eyes looks back on him, Fair as the moon and joyful as the light: Not wan with waiting, not with sorrow dim; Not as she is, but was when hope shone bright; Not as she is, but as she fills his dream.
Christina Rossetti

Gary Inbinder
She wore a loose-fitting purple velvet Pre-Raphaelite gown, and her abundant dark-brown hair flowed down her back and shoulders to her waist. As she drew near, I noticed her warm brown eyes peeping at me beneath lush, un-plucked brows, her smiling red lips and smooth, un-powdered cheeks almost begging for kisses. She possessed a beauty much different from Daisy, more like a wildflower in the unspoiled earth than a prize-winning rose in a formal garden. However, her Pre-Raphaelite fashion might h ...more
Gary Inbinder, The Flower to the Painter

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