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The Light of the World - William Holman Hunt - Framed art Print

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Type: Print On Demand Image

Collections: Christianity,  Classics & Masters,  Pre 1900,  Pre-Raphaelite,  Religious,  


  • Framed Pre-Raphaelite art print (50 x 29 cm) by William Holman Hunt.
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  • Framed Size is 50 x 29 cm.
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About this artwork

William Holman Hunt, a British painter, was one of the pioneers who started the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. This group of artists, critics, and poets from the mid-19th-century emphasised illustrating conventional themes like religion with sophisticated compositions and as much realism as possible. Around 1851-1852, Hunt created 'The Light of the World', which was a symbolic painting depicting Jesus ready to knock on a closed door, symbolizing a 'stubbornly closed mind'. In the late 19th century, this piece was deemed as the most significant and culturally impactful depiction of Christ.



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About the artist

British artist William Holman Hunt was one of the pioneers of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. This group, prominent in the mid-19th century, comprised artists, critics, and poets who aimed to portray traditional subjects such as religion with striking compositions and utmost realism. Hunt consistently upheld the Pre-Raphaelite goals throughout his career. His philosophy revolved around expressing genuine ideas seriously, disregarding arbitrary rules, and visualizing events as they must have happened, contrary to artistic conventions.

His work was noted for its precise detail, narrative richness, and emphasis on moral and social symbolism. He made three trips to the Middle East so he could infuse his biblical scenes with authentic local detail. Hunt faced criticism of his work as did his Pre-Raphaelite peers, but his the moral gravity of his art eventually won the Victorian public's hearts. Consequently, he earned hefty sums from the sale of his paintings' engravings. Later in life, Hunt became an authoritative figure in the art scene and received the Order of Merit in 1905. The same year, he released his book 'Pre-Raphaelitism and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.'

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