American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A painter or writer belonging to or influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a society founded in England in 1848 to advance the style and spirit of Italian painting before Raphael.
- adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the Pre-Raphaelites.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or characteristic of Preraphaelitism: as, Preraphaelite theories; the Preraphaelite school of painting.
- n. One who practises or favors Preraphaelitism in art or poetry.
- Said of painting done according to the methods or style of the Preraphaelite Brotherhood.
- n. A member of the Preraphaelite Brotherhood.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to the style called preraphaelitism
- n. One who favors or practices art as it was before Raphael; one who favors or advocates preraphaelitism.
- n. Popularly, any modern artist thought to be a would-be restorer of early ideas or methods, as one of the German painters often called Nazarenes, or one who paints and draws with extreme minuteness of detail.
- adj. of or relating to or characteristic of the Pre-Raphaelites
- n. a painter or writer dedicated to restoring early Renaissance ideals
“D. G. Rossetti was part of the group of artists known as the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood whose aim was to return to the medieval simplicites of art before Raphael.”
“Well, he’s the leader of a group of artists called the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.”
“Posing in lucious velvets amidst a hauntingly ethereal frozen landscape, Ozeriâs dramatic, rock ânâ roll, sumptuously gorgeous portraits call to mind the unparalleled beauty of Pre-Raphaelite painters.”
“Ford Madox Brown: Pre-Raphaelite Pioneer is at Manchester art gallery from 24 September to 29 January.”
“Inquiry counsel Robert Jay's dull monotone didn't help, and poor Jay also had to admit he had never read the poetry of Christina Rossetti, which the tabloids' Pre-Raphaelite correspondents had used against the long-time English teacher to suggest an unhealthy preoccupation with death.”
“Yet while the straight lines and flat veneered panels of Koloman Moser's "Enchanted Princesses Cabinet" 1900 foreshadow a design vocabulary several decades in the future, the long-haired princesses inlaid in marquetry are pure Pre-Raphaelite medievalism, proving that Romantic ideas weren't entirely discarded by the rising generation.”
“How Chris used it: We planned for the entire film to feel like a Pre-Raphaelite painting in terms of the darker tones too and the grey tones and colors in the Pacific Northwest as well.”
“What it is: A group of English painters, poets and critics came together in 1848 to found the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in mutual support of new directions in contemporary art.”
“The problem: galleries and museums are costly, and there's only so much you can claw back by flogging Pre-Raphaelite colouring books and Make-Your-Own-Dinosaur kits in the gift shop.”
“But even Burne-Jones's detractors will find that "The Last Pre-Raphaelite" skillfully probes the fascinating recesses of the Victorian mind and that Ms. MacCarthy achieves her goal of getting Burne-Jones out from under Morris's shadow.”
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