Pre-Raphaelite

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

Definition of Pre-Raphaelite 

1a : 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 : a modern artist dedicated to restoring early Renaissance ideals or methods

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Pre-Raphaelite adjective
Pre-Raphaelitism \(ˌ)prē-ˈra-fē-ə-ˌlī-ˌti-zəm, -ˈrā-, -ˈrä- \ noun

First Known Use of Pre-Raphaelite

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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