Pre-Raphaelite Concept

I've long been inspired by the works of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood. These paintings are very feminine and beautiful, but they were considered to be highly controversial, ugly, and jarring at the time of their painting. In 1848, a few young British painters banded together to oppose the idealization of the painter Raphael by the Royal Academy. The name, Pre-Raphaelite, comes from their inspiration by the Italian artists before the time of Raphael, the 14th and 15th centuries.