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Frederic Leighton: Antiquity, Renaissance, and Modernity
Tim Berringer (Editor)
0300079370
January 1999
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
This volume comprises 14 scholarly papers, many of which are an outgrowth of a conference convened by the editors at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Leighton (1830-96), a president of the Royal Academy of Arts, is a difficult artist to assess and a highly controversial one; during his lifetime reviewers attacked his work as flamboyant and effeminate and as "empty pomp." The contributors attempt to examine his work from a variety of angles under three main headings: his use of aesthetic elements from antiquity; his use of Renaissance elements, notably costumes and settings; and his relation to modernity in his many activities. The last of these headings seems to be the most difficult perspective to assess. The volume does provide a very useful and extremely important examination of Leighton's work in the context of...


The Art of Lord Leighton
Christopher Newall
0714829579
January 1994
Paperback
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G.F. Watts: The Last Great Victorian
Veronica Franklin Gould
0300105770
August 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
George Frederic Watts (1817–1904) was a titanic figure in nineteenth-century British art. The father of British Symbolism and portrait painter of his age, he forged a controversial career that spanned the reign of Queen Victoria. This book, the first in-depth biography of Watts, sheds new light on the pioneering spirit and breadth of mind of the artist.

Drawing on Watts’s abundant personal correspondence and diaries and an array of other contemporary documents, the book chronicles the artist’s career and personal life, including his friendships with Edward Burne-Jones, Frederic Leighton, William Gladstone, and Alfred Tennyson and his relationships with a series of singular women. The book also examines Watts’s wide reforming zeal and political agenda as well as his role and dealings in...


Body Doubles: Sculpture in Britain, 1877-1905
David J. Getsy
0300105126
December 2004
Hardcover
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Sehepunkte, Winter 2005
"For the study of European sculpture in the late 19th century, Getsy has set a new standard with this book."

Victorian Studies, Winter 2005
"Body Doubles forms an invaluable "second generation" contribution to scholarship of the New Sculpture."

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John Everett Millais
Debra N. Mancoff
0300091192
September 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
The long and stellar career of John Everett Millais (1829-1896) has been framed in terms of his rise to notoriety as an original member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood followed by a compromising descent into comfortable success as a popular painter and leading figure in the Royal Academy. But this dismissal of Millais's post- Raphaelite work overlooks more than forty years of artistic endeavor and distinction. In this book, nine scholars reexamine Millais's entire career from a variety of perspectives, arriving at a new vision of his place in the history of British art and finding that fame and recognition did not represent the end of this important Victorian artist's development. The contributors consider the whole fabric of Millais's work, seeking the patterns of continuity through his career. They...


Spatial Dynamics and Female Development in Victorian Art and Novels: Creating a Woman's Space
Liana F. Piehler
0820462012
January 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Spatial dynamics and imagery surface as distinctive and insightful elements for investigating female figures in Victorian art and literature. This book explores the concept that space can be a productive and creative realm, rather than merely an empty or confining category, for personal development. Through discussing representative Victorian paintings of the mid- to late-1800s, as well as novels by women authors, Spatial Dynamics and Female Development in Victorian Art and Novels illustrates the ways visual and literary genres utilize space. This book sharpens our view of nineteenth-century women’s perspectives on themselves, and recognizes connections between the visual and literary arts.


A Victorian Salon: Paintings from the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum
Mark Bills
0853317488
January 1999
Paperback
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