art history meme: (1/5) movements - The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
The Pre-Raphaelites were a group of English painters, poets, and critics that were founded in 1848. 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.
Lady Godiva by John Collier, 1897
Lady of Shalot by John William Waterhouse, 1888
Hylas and the Nymphs by John William Waterhouse, 1896
God Speed! by Edward Leighton, 1900
Ophelia by John William Waterhouse, 1889
"Tell me about the day you decided to leave Syria."
"Our house was next to a checkpoint for the government, so we thought it was safe. There were snipers around, but we thought they knew us. They’d seen us everyday. But one day the electricity got very weak. The television was still working, but the refrigerator and washing machine cut off, so my brother went into the yard to check it. And then we heard a scream. It wasn’t exactly a scream, more like an ‘Ahhhh!’ And I ran outside. And there he was."
"What is your fondest memory of your brother?"
"When we built a second story for our house, my brother and I spent the whole day working together. We were playing tricks on people. We were putting salt in their tea. We were hiding instead of working. We were laughing the entire day."
"What were you thinking when you found him in the yard?"
“‘How can I save him?’ How can I save him?’ How can I save him? How can I save him? How can I save him?’”
"What did your mother say?"
"She didn’t say a thing. The whole family was screaming. But she didn’t make a sound."
(Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan)