Pre-Raphaelites Brotherhood

Edward Robert HUGHES English 1851–1914 The princess out of school (
Edward Robert HUGHES English 1851–1914 The princess out of school (

The Pre-Raphaelites were a group of British artists.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Edward Burne-Jones led the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood from 1848. Their inspiration came from fairy-tale imagery and early Renaissance artists and William Morris’s wife, Janey, as their conception of the female figure and face. They emphasised the neck and head, and the most common jewellery in their paintings was Renaissance-style necklaces with pendants. Both Burne-Jones and Rosetti inspired jewellery designs, and both collected erotic Oriental and North African jewellery.


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Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828 – 1882) British painter and poet – Encyclopedia of Design

Dante Gabriel Rossetti was a British painter and poet. He was born in London. He studied drawing with Cotman and, in 1848, with Holman Hunt. In 1848, Hunt, John Everett Millais, and Rossetti founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. In 1850 with William Morris, he painted frescoes for the Oxford Union debating hall.

William Morris – beauty of practicality – Encyclopedia of Design

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or beautiful.” That was the rallying call of the nineteenth-century designer, William Morris, a British designer and social reformer. He aimed to rid the world of shoddy mass-produced goods and replace them with objects that were designed and made by artists.

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