Although, The The Society of Figurative Arts and Artists is committed to preserving and advancing the best of classical traditions we also offer up what are broadly considered to be some of the worst moments in the venerable traditions of Art.
Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood set out to break down classical tradition by defaming it which always has to be confronted as political propaganda and contrary to the benevolent pluralist of TSoFA. The obvious result of their mission was greatly weakened aesthetic appeal due to overemphasized illustrated narratives. In short, their appeal is based on skill and not aesthetics. In their pursuit of Truth and Beauty, truth got in the way.