The Awakening Conscience

Painted by William Holman Hunt in 1853 The Awakening Conscience depicts a man and his mistress. The mistress is in the midst of a spirtual revelation about how her life needs to change, and she is going towards the light of redemption. Hunt was a founding member of the Pre-Raphealite Brotherhood along with Dante Gabriel Rosetti and John Everett Millais. The Pre-Raphaelites were against what they considered to be the unimagitive and historical painting of the Royal Academy and instead believed in art of serious subjects with maximum realism.

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