They were a group, generally cited at about seven main members, of English painters, photographers, poets, and critics in the mid-19th century who wanted to return to a artistic world full detail, vivid color, and complex opera. Though normally identified as a brotherhood, there were a number of female members - most poets. And, the best part about them... they loved romance of the classical period. They created some of the most interesting, beautiful and intriguing works of art and literature.
Below are some examples which have inspired me. Hopefully, you too can find some inspiration in the depths of this frigid and bleary winter.
JW Waterhouse, Hylas and Nymphs
Herbert Draper, Calypso's Isle
Edward John Poynter, Andromeda
John Roddham Spencer Stanhope, Charon and Psyche
JW Waterhouse, A Mermaid
Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Proserpine
Sir Edward Burne Jones, Pan and Psyche