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Pre-Raphaelites and Symbolism

Author: Aleisha Olson
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This lesson will provide an overview of the Pre-Raphaelites and the Symbolist movement in art.

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Terms to Know

Pre-Raphaelites

A group of late nineteenth-century British painters united by their rejection of academic painting and of the legacy of Raphael in art.

Symbolism

A 19th-century art movement that rejected Realism, using the convention of representing things through symbols or signs.

Quattrocento

Of or referring to fifteenth-century art, especially in Italy.

 

Citations:

Image of Millais, Ophelia, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:John_Everett_Millais_-_Ophelia_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg; Image of Rossetti, Pia de Tolomei, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rossetti_-_Pia_de_Tolomei.JPG; Image of Redon, The Cyclops, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Redon.cyclops.jpg; Image of Munch, The Scream, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Scream.jpg; Imag of Munch, Madonna, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Edvard_Munch_-_Madonna_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg;

TERMS TO KNOW
  • Symbolism

    A 19th-century art movement that rejected Realism, using the convention of representing things through symbols or signs.

  • Quattrocento

    Of or referring to 14th-century art, especially in Italy.

  • Pre-Raphaelites

    A group of late 19th-century British painters united by their rejection of academic painting and of the legacy of Raphael in art.