MUSEUMS/EXHIBITIONS Waking Dreams: The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites from the Delaware Art Museum

In 1848, the year of revolutions in Europe, three British art students rebelled against the formalities of the British Academy and sought to follow a Romantic ideal of responsible freedom. Their goal was to express novel ideas, their muse was to be Nature, and they derived their artistic technique from principles they felt had lost integrity following the rise in influence of Renaissance painter Raphael.