The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (PRB) was founded in1848 principaly by the three artists Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais and William Holman Hunt to try to reintroduce 'the ideals and innocence of Renaissance art as practised prior to the master Raphael'. They, and those that followed in their wake, did this with the use of symbols and imagery drawing on a rich source of historical romance and religious subject matter combined with the use of realistic natural colours, depth and attention to detail. That their work is still so popular today is a testament to the skills and imagination of these Victorian painters.
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