Definition of Pre-Raphaelite noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌpriː ˈræfəlaɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpriː ˈræfəlaɪt//
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a member of a group of British 19th century artists who painted in a style similar to Italian artists of the 14th and 15th centuries, before the time of Raphael Culture The group of Pre-Raphaelites included John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Holman Hunt (who formed what they called the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood). Other artists associated with the group included William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones. Their subjects were usually from literature or the Bible, and were painted in bright colours with realistic detail.
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