La Ghirlandata 1873 by Dante Gabriel Rossetti "The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood: The group's intention was to reform art by rejecting what they considered to be the mechanistic approach adopted by the Mannerist artists who followed Raphael and Michelangelo. They believed that the Classical poses and elegant compositions of Raphael in particular had been a corrupting influence on academic teaching of art. Hence the name "Pre-Raphaelite".
Dante Gabriel Rossetti Veronica Veronese This was the painting on the picture sleeve for Roxy Music's 45 of the song More Than This. I was so enchanted with this painting, I wanted to know everything there was to know about Rossetti. This started me on Pre-Raphaelite journey.