Victorian painting /
Julian Treuherz.
London : Thames and Hudson, c1993.
216 p. : ill. (some col.).
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London : Thames and Hudson, c1993.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 208-210) and index.
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Well-written in a lucid style, richly illustrated.
Takes readers into the realm of the Victorian era as reflected by the art it produced.
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Main Description
The range of artistic production in the Victorian ageincluded history painting; topographical landscapes of the Continentand the Middle East; Landseer's royal portraits and heroic animalpictures; Pre-Raphaelite painting with its combined naturalism andsymbolism; Leighton's classical mythologies; and Frith's populardepictions of the leisured middle classes. Amid this great variety ofstyles and emphasis, influential critics such as Ruskin dictated thatart should be morally uplifting, an orthodoxy challenged by Whistler,Sickert, Steer and their fellows among the "London Impressionists".
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This highly informative book surveys the personalities and careers of Victorian artists in their social and intellectual context, revealing how they blended foreign influences with the rich native British tradition.
Table of Contents
Prologuep. 6
The Rise of Genre Paintingp. 9
Early Victorian Taste and Patronagep. 33
The Post-Romantic Landscapep. 57
The Pre-Raphaelitesp. 75
Mid-Victorian Realismp. 105
The Aesthetic Movementp. 131
The Late Victorian Academyp. 159
Late Victorian Landscapep. 187
Select Bibliographyp. 208
List of Illustrationsp. 210
Indexp. 214
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