The Victorians: British Painting, 1837-1901

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From the medieval tendencies of Dante Gabriel Rossetti to the classicism of Frederick Leighton, Victorian painting is seen to have encompassed a broad range of subjects and styles. This elegant volume showcases the work of a great many Victorian painters, including J.M.W. Turner, John Everett Millais, and James Tissot. Publication to coincide with an exhibition opening at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., in February. 225 illustrations, 75 in color.

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Faced with the industrial growth and intellectual challenges of the modern era, painters of Victorian Britain responded with images of contemporary realism and past idealism. The rich velvets, wet leaves, or disastrous storms of the works of Turner, Whistler, and Millais can be seen in all their glory in The Victorians: British Painting 1837-1901, catalogue to the exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Written by Malcolm Warner, curator at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, with contributions by Anne Helmreich and Charles Brock, the catalogue offers examples of work not often seen by American museum-goers. While the book is not lavishly produced, neither thin paper nor inconsistent reproduction quality can repress the richness of the paintings themselves. These luscious colors and languid figures can soften the hardest heart.

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The Victorian period has, perhaps, been the most stereotyped of all eras. Seen as upright and prudish, kitschy and sentimental, images of the era are discussed with this bias rather than examined as works of art. The current show at the National Gallery of Art, the "first survey exhibition of Victorian painting ever held in the United States," seeks a new context. Reflecting an era of rapid change and industrialization, in which society was coming to grips with a new materialism and the search for some inner faith, these works by artists from Turner to Tissot are a splendid combination of the real and the ideal. Selected for their high artistic quality in both technique and execution, they should do much to inform and engage an American public not fully aware of the period's achievements. Compiled by Warner, curator of paintings at the Yale Center for British Art, this catalog's extensive bibliography, short biographies, and well-annotated catalog entries provide much useful information. For art and academic libraries and large public collections.?Paula Frosch, Metropolitan Museum of Art Lib., New York
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Book Description ABRAMS April 1997, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: New. J.M.W. Turner, John Everett Millais, Ford Madox Brown, Edward Burne-Jones, James Tissot, and William Holman Hunt are among the great Victorian painters whose work is showcased in this elegant volume, which accompanies an exhibition opening in February 1997 at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Britain was the world's most powerful and technologically advanced country during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901), and British painters responded to their nation's rapid industrialization and increasing materialism with a mixture of realism and romanticism. Illustrated and discussed here are not only characteristically Victorian narrative and genre paintings but also work that reflected international cultural developments. From the medieval tendencies of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and other Pre-Raphaelites to the classicism of Frederic Leighton and Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Victorian painting is seen to have encompassed a broad range of subjects and styles. From the medieval tendencies of Dante Gabriel Rossetti to the classicism of Frederick Leighton, Victorian painting is seen to have encompassed a broad range of subjects and styles. This elegant volume showcases the work of a great many Victorian painters, including J.M.W. Turner, John Everett Millais, and James Tissot. Publication to coincide with an exhibition opening at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., in February. 225 illustrations, 75 in color. Seller Inventory # 164972

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