A new page/group at Facebook, “The Mysterious World of the Pre-Raphaelites” has become a focal point for posting good photos of Pre-Raphaelite paintings, including many lesser known works by Waterhouse and others. The sheer number of these works that show painterly brilliance is not much appreciated or commonly known (at least to this author).
Some really interesting dialogues have arisen at the page and I will try to give one here:
What is the origin and meaning of the term Pre-Raphaelite?
A later, medievalising strain inspired by Rossetti included Edward Burne-Jones and extended into the twentieth century with artists such as John William Waterhouse.
The group’s intention was to reform art by rejecting what it considered the mechanistic approach first adopted by Mannerist artists who succeeded Raphael and Michelangelo.