Painting for Money

The Visual Arts and the Public Sphere in Eighteenth-century England

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Author: David H. Solkin

Publisher: Paul Mellon Ctr for Studies

ISBN: 9780300067200

Category: Art

Page: 312

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The book opens by examining the attempts by artists in the early eighteenth century to represent commercial prosperity as a source of moral as well as material well-being. Lavishly illustrated and written in a lively style, the book is compulsory reading for anyone interested in eighteenth-century British art, culture and social history.

J.M.W. Turner and the Subject of History

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Author: Leo Costello

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351561855

Category: Art

Page: 306

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J.M.W. Turner and the Subject of History is an in-depth consideration of the artist's complex response to the challenge of creating history paintings in the early nineteenth century. Structured around the linked themes of making and unmaking, of creation and destruction, this book examines how Turner's history paintings reveal changing notions of individual and collective identity at a time when the British Empire was simultaneously developing and fragmenting. Turner similarly emerges as a conflicted subject, one whose artistic modernism emerged out of a desire to both continue and exceed his eighteenth-century aesthetic background by responding to the altered political and historical circumstances of the nineteenth century.

The Pleasures of the Imagination

English Culture in the Eighteenth Century

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Author: John Brewer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415658845

Category: Art

Page: 564

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The Pleasures of the Imagination examines the birth and development of English "high culture" in the eighteenth century. It charts the growth of a literary and artistic world fostered by publishers, theatrical and musical impresarios, picture dealers and auctioneers, and presented to th public in coffee-houses, concert halls, libraries, theatres and pleasure gardens. In 1660, there were few professional authors, musicians and painters, no public concert series, galleries, newspaper critics or reviews. By the dawn of the nineteenth century they were all aprt of the cultural life of the nation. John Brewer's enthralling book explains how this happened and recreates the world in which the great works of English eighteenth-century art were made. Its purpose is to show how literature, painting, music and the theatre were communicated to a public increasingly avid for them. It explores the alleys and garrets of Grub Street, rummages the shelves of bookshops and libraries, peers through printsellers' shop windows and into artists' studios, and slips behind the scenes at Drury Lane and Covent Garden. It takes us out of Gay and Boswell's London to visit the debating clubs, poetry circles, ballrooms, concert halls, music festivals, theatres and assemblies that made the culture of English provincial towns, and shows us how the national landscape became one of Britain's greatest cultural treasures. It reveals to us a picture of English artistic and literary life in the eighteenth century less familiar, but more suprising, more various and more convincing than any we have seen before.

Bourgeois and Aristocratic Cultural Encounters in Garden Art, 1550-1850

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Author: Michel Conan,Dumbarton Oaks

Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks

ISBN: 9780884022879

Category: Architecture

Page: 384

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Developments in garden art cannot be isolated from the social changes upon which they either depend or have some bearing. Bourgeois and Aristocratic Cultural Encounters in Garden Art, 1550 - 1850 offers an unparalleled opportunity to discover how complex relationships between bourgeois and aristocrats have led to developments in garden art from the Renaissance into the Industrial Revolution, irrespective of stylistic differences. These essays show how garden creation has contributed to the blurring of social boundaries and to the ongoing redefinition of the bourgeoisie and the aristocracy. Also illustrated is the aggressive use of gardens by bourgeois in more-or-less successful attempts at subverting existing social hierarchies in renaissance Genoa and eighteenth-century Bristol, England; as well as the opposite, as demonstrated by the king of France, Louis XIV, who claimed to rule the arts, but imitated the curieux fleuristes, a group of amateurs from diverse strata of French society. Essays in this volume explore this complex framework of relationships in diverse settings in Britain, France, Biedermeier Vienna, and renaissance Genoa. The volume confirms that gardens were objects of conspicuous consumption, but also challenges the theories of consumption set forth by Thorstein Veblen and Pierre Bourdieu, and explores the contributions of gardens to major cultural changes like the rise of public opinion, gender and family relationships, and capitalism. Garden history, then, informs many of the debates of contemporary cultural history, ranging from rural management practices in early seventeenth-century France to the development of a sense of British pride at the expansive Vauxhall Gardens favored equally by the legendary Frederick, Prince of Wales, and by the teeming London masses. This volume amply demonstrates the varied and extensive contributions of garden creation to cultural exchange between 1550 and 1850. -- Publisher's description.

Painting Out of the Ordinary

Modernity and the Art of Everyday Life in Nineteenth-century Britain

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Author: David H. Solkin

Publisher: Paul Mellon Ctr for Studies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 270

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With its plethora of illustrations, many of works published here for the first time, 'Painting Out of the Ordinary' will be compulsory reading for anyone interested in British art and society of the Romantic era.

Objekte und Erzählungen

Subjektivität und kultureller Dinggebrauch im England des frühen 18. Jahrhunderts

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Author: Susanne Scholz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783897411333

Category: Luxuries

Page: 293

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Literature of collecting and other essays

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Author: Richard Wendorf

Publisher: Oak Knoll Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 366

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"In this new collection of essays, many published here for the first time, the author of the warmly reviewed The Scholar-Librarian leads a series of further explorations into the world of books, libraries, and the visual arts."--BOOK JACKET.

The Arcadian Friends

Inventing the English Landscape Garden

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Author: Tim Richardson

Publisher: Bantam Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardens

Page: 562

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The story of Britain’s greatest, and most under-appreciated art form — the 18th century landscape garden, the only art form to have originated wholly in Britain. It’s a wonderfully engaging account of the eccentrics who created these gardens, and of a period bursting with creativity.

Spectacular Flirtations

Viewing the Actress in British Art and Theatre, 1768-1820

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Author: Gillian Perry

Publisher: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 238

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During the Georgian period there was a remarkable proliferation of seductive visual imagery and written accounts of female performers. Focusing on the close relationship between the dramatic and visual arts at this time, this beautiful and stimulating book explores popular ideas of the actress as coquette, whore, celebrity, muse, and creative agent, charting her important symbolic role in contemporary attempts to professionalize both the theatre and the practice of fine art. Gill Perry shows how artists such as Gainsborough, Reynolds, Hoppner or Lawrence produced complex images of female performers as fashion icons, coquettes, dignified queens or creative artists. The result is a rich interdisciplinary study of the Georgian actress.

Joseph Wright of Derby in Liverpool

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Author: Elizabeth E. Barker,Alex Kidson,Joseph Wright,Walker Art Gallery,Yale Center for British Art

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 216

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In 1768 Joseph Wright left his native city of Derby and moved to Liverpool in search of recognition and success. Earlier the same year he had exhibited the masterly Experiment on a Bird in the Air-Pump to great acclaim in London, but he failed to sell the picture, and he would shortly be excluded from the Royal Academy. Liverpool offered him the opportunity to engage with wealthy clients who had little experience of art patronage. Wright painted portraits of the prosperous merchants and their families, and continued to develop the brilliantly illuminated subject paintings on which his reputation chiefly rests. This beautifully illustrated book examines Wright's remarkable impact on the artistic climate of the city of Liverpool, on its cultural institutions and on the other artists working there.

Johan Zoffany

Artist and Adventurer

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Author: Penelope Treadwell

Publisher: Paul Holberton Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 469

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This is an illustrated biography of the artist Johan Zoffany (1733-1810).

The worlds of Jacob Eichholtz

portrait painter of the early Republic

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Author: Jacob Eichholtz,Thomas R. Ryan

Publisher: Pennsylvania State Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 178

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(En)gendered

frühneuzeitlicher Kunstdiskurs und weibliche Porträtkultur nördlich der Alpen

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Author: Simone Roggendorf,Sigrid Ruby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783894453381

Category: Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)

Page: 207

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Im Verlauf der Frühen Neuzeit entwickelte sich ausgehend vom italienischen Kulturraum ein zunehmend eigenständiger, vornehmlich von männlichen Akteuren geführter Diskurs über Gestalt, Funktion und Stellenwert der Künste. Zu den markanten Topoi dieses maßgeblich durch antike Vorbilder beeinflussten Diskurses gehört die weitgehende Gleichsetzung von idealer Weiblichkeit und vollendeter Kunst über das Vergleichsmoment der Schönheit, die sich sowohl in den kunst- und literaturtheoretischen Schriften der Zeit als auch in den bildkünstlerischen und literarischen Werken selbst sowie in den Praktiken ihrer gesellschaftlichen Handhabung nachweisen lässt. Während die problematische Verschränkung von künstlerischem Diskurs und weiblicher Porträtkultur im Bereich der italienischen Renaissance bereits angemessen erforscht ist, fehlt es an Studien zu späteren Epochen und zu den nördlich der Alpen gelegenen Kulturräumen. Die in dem vorliegenden Tagungsband versammelten kunsthistorischen und literaturwissenschaftlichen Beiträge bieten einen ersten Überblick über die komplexe Vernetzung von Geschlechter- und Kunstdiskurs, wie sie vor allem in den literarischen und bildkünstlerischen Werken selbst verhandelt wird. Verfolgt wird eine historische Sichtweise, die die Werke in ihrem jeweiligen Entstehungs- und Rezeptionskontext situiert und nach den spezifischen Darstellungsabsichten und Funktionszusammenhängen fragt. Besondere Berücksichtigung findet dabei die Auseinandersetzung mit dem problematischen und häufig ambivalent bleibenden Verhältnis zwischen idealer und individueller, abstrahierender und kontextgebundener Darstellung der Frau. Simone Roggendorf, Studium der Kunstgeschichte, Anglistik und Romanistik in Gießen und Paris. Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Anglistischen Seminar der Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. Promotionsprojekt zur Empfindsamkeit in der englischen Kunst und Literatur des 18. Jahrhunderts. Sigrid Ruby, Dr. phil. Studium der Kunstgeschichte, Amerikanistik und Volkswirtschaftslehre in Bonn, Frankfurt a.M. und Cambridge (Mass.). Wissenschaftliche Assistentin am Institut für Kunstgeschichte der Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen. Habilitationsprojekt zum Bild der königlichen Mätresse in Frankreich.

John Singleton Copley in England

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Author: Emily Ballew Neff,Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Publisher: Merrell

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 182

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John Singleton Copley is well known in America as the creator of the finest portraits of the Colonial era. Less well known is the fact that he left America in 1774, when the impending armed struggle between the Colonies and England threatened to destroy his livelihood, and settled in London to pit himself ambitiously against the Old Masters and the English giants of the day. Copley's English career was long and brilliant - and represents the most important period of his working life. During the forty-one years he spent in England, Copley created his great masterpieces of history painting and portraiture that stand as key monuments of British painting. From the earliest days of his career in London Copley realized that he would have to do everything possible to stand out in a crowded field of painters and create works that would bring him instant notice. This he did with his first great English picture, The Copley Family (1776-77) and, even more dramatically, with the landmark Watson and the Shark (1778). He quickly mastered the elements of the fashionable English style of painting, exchanging the tight and linear handling of the Colonial period for one more fluid and expressive. By the 1780s Copley was reckoned one of the most important painters working in England, a clear rival to his compatriot Benjamin West. With his masterpiece, The Death of Major Pierson (1784), Copley assumed a place of primacy in the field of history painting. While William L. Pressly gives a balanced, up-to-date exposition of Copley's English career, Emily Ballew Neff examines his masterpiece, The Death of Major Pierson, in particular detail, and is the author of the catalogue of his major English works. This is a long overdue study of this important painter.

Liberal Arts

Museums, Cultural Property, and the British Nation 1876-1914

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Author: Jordanna Bailkin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cultural property

Page: 188

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