Art Genres Famous Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Paintings

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List of famous Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood paintings, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood period was a cultural awakening in the art world, so it's no surprise it produced some of the most historic paintings in the history of the world. The works of art listed below are some of the most popular Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood paintings, so most of the artist's names who created these works will be very recognizable. Renowned paintings from the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood period are showcased in museums all around the world, so save yourself an expensive vacation by simply scrolling through this list.

List pieces include The Mill, The Long Engagement and many more.

This list answers the questions, “What are the most famous Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood paintings?” and “What are examples of Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood paintings?”
A Huguenot is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Paintings
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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 on Wikipedia

Artist: John Everett Millais

Genres (Art): Genre art

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

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April Love is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Paintings
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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 on Wikipedia

Artist: Arthur Hughes

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

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Atlas Turned to Stone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Paintings
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Atlas Turned to Stone (1882) is a painting by British artist Edward Burne-Jones. ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Edward Burne-Jones

Subject: Perseus, Atlas

Genres (Art): History painting

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

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Autumn Leaves is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Paintings
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Autumn Leaves is a painting by John Everett Millais exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1856. It was described by the critic John Ruskin as "the first instance of a perfectly painted twilight." Millais's wife Effie wrote that he had intended to create a picture that was "full of beauty and without a subject". The picture depicts four girls in the twilight collecting and raking together fallen leaves in a garden. They are making a bonfire, but the fire itself is invisible, only smoke emerging from between the leaves. The two girls on the left, modelled on Millias' sisters-in-law Alice and Sophy Gray, are portrayed in middle class clothing of the era; the two on the right are in rougher, working ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: John Everett Millais

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

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