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The Greatest Works of Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Art

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List of famous Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood artwork, listed alphabetically with photos when available. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood movement was an awakening in the world of art, producing new types of paintings and sculptures that the world had never seen before. This is a list of the most popular Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood art pieces, so art enthusiasts will likely recognize the names of the famous artists who created these pieces. These renowned pieces of Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood artwork are showcased in museums all over the world, so if you can't afford an expensive vacation then this list is a great substitute for seeing fine Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood art. In the chance that pictures of these historic Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood works of art aren't available, you can click on the name of the piece for more information.

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    A Dream of the Past: Sir Isumbras at the Ford is a painting by John Everett Millais depicting a medieval knight helping two young peasant children over a swollen river. The children are carrying heavy burdens of wood for winter fuel. Though the title refers to the medieval poem Sir Isumbras, the painting does not illustrate a scene from the original text. However Millais's friend, the writer Tom Taylor, wrote verse in a pastiche of the original poem, describing the event depicted. This was included in the original exhibition catalogue. When first exhibited the painting was extremely controversial, and was attacked by many critics. Most notably, Millais's former supporter John Ruskin...  more
    • Artist: John Everett Millais
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
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    A Huguenot, on St. Bartholomew's Day, Refusing to Shield Himself from Danger by Wearing the Roman Catholic Badge is a painting by John Everett Millais. The long title is usually abbreviated to A Huguenot or A Huguenot on St Bartholomew's Day. It depicts a pair of young lovers in an embrace. The familiar subject is given a dramatic twist because the "embrace" is in fact an attempt by the girl to get her beloved to wear a white armband, declaring his allegiance to Roman Catholicism. The young man gently pulls the armband off with the same hand with which he embraces the girl. The incident refers to the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre in 1572 when French Protestants were massacred in Paris,...  more
    • Artist: John Everett Millais
    • Genres (Art): Genre art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
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    April Love is a painting by the Pre-Raphaelite painter Arthur Hughes which was created between 1855 and 1856. It was first exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1856. At its first showing Hughes accompanied the painting with an extract from Tennyson's poem "The Miller's Daughter": Love is hurt with jar and fret, Love is made a vague regret, Eyes with idle tears are set, Idle habit links us yet; What is Love? For we forget. Ah no, no. Originally acquired by William Morris, the painting was purchased by the Tate Gallery, London in 1909 and has remained in the Tate collection to the present day. It shows a distinctly Pre-Raphelite style in which a soft approach to nature and feminity is...  more
    • Artist: Arthur Hughes
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
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    At Binsey, near Oxford

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    At Binsey, near Oxford is a watercolour painting by the English Victorian artist George Price Boyce, who was associated with the Pre-Raphaelite art movement. This 1862 watercolour is a view in the village of Binsey close to the city of Oxford in Oxfordshire, England....  more
    • Artist: George Price Boyce
    • Genres (Art): Landscape art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
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