March 23, 2016

Painting With The Girls 83

March 23, 2016.

Day 83 (283 days to go)



Watercolor Postcard, 5X7 Matted


Three British students founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848. They named themselves after Raphael out of respect for his naturalism. Rossetti, Millais and Hunt were in their early twenties when they decided to stay away from the Royal Academy of Arts instruction and focus on medieval techniques of painting, and use literature and nature for inspiration.  Their paintings depict nature in an almost photographic realism with bright colors.