Pre-raphaelite definition

prē-răfē-ə-līt, -rāfē-
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.
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Of, relating to, or characteristic of the Pre-Raphaelites.
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A member of a society of artists (Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood) led by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, W. Holman Hunt, and J. E. Millais, formed in England in 1848 to encourage painting with the fidelity to nature that they considered characteristic of Italian art before Raphael.
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Any Italian painter before Raphael.
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Of or characteristic of Pre-Raphaelites.
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Of or pertaining to the style called preraphaelitism; as, a preraphaelite figure; a preraphaelite landscape.
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One who favors or practices art as it was before Raphael; one who favors or advocates preraphaelitism.
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Alternative spelling of preraphaelite.
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Alternative spelling of preraphaelite.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pre-raphaelite
Plural:
pre-raphaelites

Origin of pre-raphaelite

  • pre- +‎ Raphael +‎ -ite

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