Essential Pre-Raphaelites by Lucinda Hawksley
Author: Lucinda Hawksley
Published by: Paragon and Dempsey Parr
Year of Publication: 1999
Pages: 256 Condition As New
In 1848 a group of seven disillusioned artists, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Michael Rossetti, John Everett Millais, William Holman Hunt, Frederick George Stephens, Thomas Woolner, and James Collinson, formed the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. The group popularized a theatrically romantic style, marked by great beauty, an intricate realism, and a fondness for Arthurian and Greek legend. The movement itself did not last past the 1850s, but the style remained popular for decades, influencing the Arts and Crafts Movement, the Symbolist painters, and even the Classicists. This movement later began to change direction as new influences were brought to bear on the group.