The academic practices of the British Royal Academy led some English artists to

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The academic practices of the British Royal Academy led some English artists to the 

A.Medievalist Group.

B.Arts and Crafts Movement .

C.Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

D.Society of the Avant-Garde .

Nov 26th, 2014


C. Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

 

"Its members believed the Classical poses and elegant compositions of Raphael in particular had been a corrupting influence on the academic teaching of art, hence the name "Pre-Raphaelite". In particular, the group objected to the influence of Sir Joshua Reynolds, founder of the English Royal Academy of Arts, whom they called "Sir Sloshua". To the Pre-Raphaelites, according to William Michael Rossetti, "sloshy" meant "anything lax or scamped in the process of painting ... and hence ... any thing or person of a commonplace or conventional kind".[1] In contrast, the brotherhood wanted a return to the abundant detail, intense colours and complex compositions of Quattrocento Italian art. The group associated their work with John Ruskin,[2] an English artist whose influences were driven by his religious background."

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