Pre-Raphaelite
noun Date: 1850 1. a. a member of a brotherhood of artists formed in England in 1848 to restore the artistic principles and practices regarded as characteristic of Italian art before Raphael b. an artist or writer influenced by this brotherhood 2. a modern artist dedicated to restoring early Renaissance ideals or methods • Pre-Raphaelite adjectivePre-Raphaelitism noun

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  • Pre-Raphaelite — [prē rā′fē əl īt΄, prēraf′ēəl īt΄] n. 1. a member of a society of artists (Pre Raphaelite Brotherhood) led by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, W. Holman Hunt, and J. E. Millais, formed in England in 1848 to encourage painting with the fidelity to nature… …   English World dictionary

  • Pre-Raphaelite — Pre Raph|ae|lite [ˌpri: ˈræfəlaıt US ˈræfiə ] adj [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Raphael (Raffaello Santi) (1483 1520), Italian painter] 1.) relating to the members of a group of late 19th century English painters and artists ▪ a Pre Raphaelite… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Pre-Raphaelite — Pre Raphaelitism, n. /pree raf ee euh luyt , ray fee /, n. 1. any of a group of English artists (Pre Raphaelite Brotherhood) formed in 1848, and including Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, who aimed to revive the… …   Universalium

  • pre-Raphaelite — pre Raph|a|e|lite [ ,pri ræfə,laıt ] adjective typical of the pre Raphaelite style of art that was popular in late 19th century England. The style used a lot of detail and bright colors and showed a very ROMANTICIZED view of life …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Pre-Raphaelite — c.1848, the brotherhood (founded 1847) of Holman Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais, and others who, encouraged by Ruskin, sought to revive the naturalistic spirit of art in the age before RAPHAEL (Cf. Raphael) Sanzio (1483 1520) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Pre-Raphaelite — Préraphaélisme Cet article fait partie de la série Peinture Liste des peintres Portail de la Peinture Le préraphaélisme est un mouvement artistique né au Royaume Uni au milieu du …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Pré-raphaélite — Préraphaélisme Cet article fait partie de la série Peinture Liste des peintres Portail de la Peinture Le préraphaélisme est un mouvement artistique né au Royaume Uni au milieu du …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Pre-Raphaelite — [[t]pri͟ː ræ̱fəlaɪt[/t]] Pre Raphaelites 1) N COUNT The Pre Raphaelites were a group of British painters in the nineteenth century who painted mainly scenes from medieval history and old stories. 2) ADJ: ADJ n Pre Raphaelite art was created by… …   English dictionary

  • Pre-Raphaelite — n. & adj. n. a member of a group of English 19th c. artists, including Holman Hunt, Millais, and D. G. Rossetti, emulating the work of Italian artists before the time of Raphael. adj. 1 of or relating to the Pre Raphaelites. 2 (pre Raphaelite)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pre-Raphaelite — UK [ˌpriːˈræfəˌlaɪt] / US [ˌprɪˈræfəˌlaɪt] adjective art typical of a style of art popular in late 19th century England that used a lot of detail and bright colours and showed a very romanticized view of life Derived word: pre Raphaelite UK / US… …   English dictionary

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