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Pre-Raphaelite

  

      n  
1    a member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, an association of painters and writers including Rossetti, Holman Hunt, and Millais, founded in 1848 to combat the shallow conventionalism of academic painting and revive the fidelity to nature and the vivid realistic colour that they considered typical of Italian painting before Raphael  
      adj  
2    of, in the manner of, or relating to Pre-Raphaelite painting and painters  
  Pre-Raphaelitism      n  
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