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Pre–Raphaelite

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noun Pre–Ra·pha·el·ite \(ˌ)prē-ˈra-fē-ə-ˌlīt, -ˈrā-, -ˈrä-\

Definition of Pre–Raphaelite

  1. 1 a :  a member of a brotherhood of artists formed in England in 1848 to restore the artistic principles and practices regarded as characteristic of Italian art before Raphael b :  an artist or writer influenced by this brotherhood

  2. 2 :  a modern artist dedicated to restoring early Renaissance ideals or methods

Pre–Raphaelite adjective
Pre–Ra·pha·el·it·ism play \-ˌlī-ˌti-zəm\ noun


1850

First Known Use of pre–raphaelite

1850


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