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Wylie, Lawren September 1, 2008 British Lit. 103B—Summer 2008 The pre-Raphaelite Victorians sought mind-altering ‘experiences’ in the attempt to more closely adhere to ideologies of truth to nature I. Intro - II. Pre-raphaelite ideologies/bohemian Pre-Raphaelite ideologies in artistic and literary works became increasingly prevalent throughout the nineteenth century. The term “pre-Raphaelite” was coined as a result of the formation of the “Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood” in 1848 by Royal Academy students Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais, and William Holman Hunt. The Brotherhood sought to refute “stale, formula-driven” art techniques, and resolved to return to a “more genuine art. ..rooted in realism and truth to nature” 1 as they believed existed before Raphael Sanzio in the fifteenth century. The Brotherhood ‘s original intentions (as set down in 1895): “To have genuine ideas to express; To study Nature attentively, so as to know how to express them; To sympathize with what is direct and serious
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