Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Artists Index

Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Artists Index

Alphabetical Index of the Great Masters of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (PRB) was a group of English artists, poets, and critics who formed in 1848. They sought to reject the conventions of academic art and instead looked to the art of the early Renaissance before the time of Raphael, hence the name "Pre-Raphaelite."

The group was founded by William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Other members included James Collinson, Frederic George Stephens, and Thomas Woolner.

The Pre-Raphaelites were known for their attention to detail, use of vibrant colors, and incorporation of literary and mythological themes. They often painted outdoors, preferring naturalistic settings to the artificiality of the studio. They also focused on creating a moral and spiritual message in their art, often drawing on religious themes.

One of the most famous works of the Pre-Raphaelites is Millais' painting "Ophelia," which depicts the tragic death of Shakespeare's character. Other notable works include Rossetti's "Beata Beatrix," Hunt's "The Awakening Conscience," and Ford Madox Brown's "Work."

The PRB had a significant impact on the art world of their time, and their influence can still be seen in contemporary art today.