- – It was established by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais.
- – It was a group of artists active in the middle of the nineteenth century. Their goal was to resist modern art conventions by a return to the pre-Renaissance art forms involving vivid colours and details.
- – They wanted to replace the conventionalism of the contemporary poetry, they tried to achieve verisimilitude (imitative representation of the object discussed) in their works.
- – They found their models in Italy, in the early Renaissance artists, especially in Raphael (but only in Raphael‘s pre-Roman period; this also led to the creation of the group‘s name).
- – They used themes from classical mythology, legends and Dante‘s works- these themes were dealt with in a pathetic style with an element of naivety- that is why the art of the pre-Raphaelite seems too sentimental.
- – Many of their works were inspired also by Keats- they said that he was painting with words and that his poetry was charged with magic.
- – Their opinion was that the creed had to be lived up to and the technical expertise is of minor importance. The Brotherhood was publishing a magazine called The Germ (there were only 4 issues published in 1850).
Explain Lawrence’s remarks. “It is strange, the incompatibility of death with life. It is one or the other”.
Q. Explain Lawrence’s remarks. “It is strange, the incompatibility of death with life. It is ...