Painting for Money

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


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


Author: Leo Costello

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351561855

Category: Art

Page: 306

View: 4592

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 Arcadian Friends


Author: Tim Richardson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446436535

Category: Gardening

Page: 576

View: 3167

Between 1715 and 1750, a group of politicans and poets, farmers and businessmen, heiresses and landowners began to experiment with the phenomenon that was to become the English landscape garden. Arguably the greatest British art form ever invented, these gardens were built to charm and delight, to shock and inspire all who visited. That these gardens - including Castle Howard, Stowe, Painshill and Rousham - are still so popular with visitors today is a testament to the innovation and passion of this extraordinary group of eccentrics and visionaries. The Arcadian Friends takes a highly engaging perspective on the politics and culture of England during the Enlightenment. At the same time it will be required reading for the legions of fans of the great gardens of England. Tim Richardson introduces us to a period of poltical and personal intrigue, where fantastic biblical landscapes competed for space with temples to sexual freedom; and where the installation of a water feature was a political act. The Arcadian Friends tells the story of a collection of fascinating characters whose influence changed the landscape of Britain for ever.

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


Author: Michel Conan,Dumbarton Oaks

Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks

ISBN: 9780884022879

Category: Architecture

Page: 384

View: 3937

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.

Der Platz des Publikums


Author: Eva Kernbauer

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar

ISBN: 9783412205553

Category: Art

Page: 338

View: 4109

Mit der Aufklärung entwickelte sich Öffentlichkeit zur zentralen Instanz der Bewertung und Legitimation künstlerischer Produktion. Der spannungsgeladene Wandel dieser "Kunstöffentlichkeit" steht im Mittelpunkt des Buches. Entstanden aus einer aristokratischen und absolutistischen Tradition des Ruhmes wurde "public" im späten 18. Jahrhundert zu einem revolutionären Konzept. Mit der Zunahme von Ausstellungen über zeitgenössische Kunst entwickelte sich eine intensive Auseinandersetzung mit dem Kunstpublikum: In der bildlichen Darstellung, Kunsttheorie und Kunstkritik wurde es sowohl als reales Gegenüber wie auch als imaginäres Konstrukt verhandelt. Welche vielfältigen künstlerischen Strategien zur Erreichung der "richtigen" Adressatenkreise eingesetzt wurden, wird ebenfalls beleuchtet.

Objekte und Erzählungen

Subjektivität und kultureller Dinggebrauch im England des frühen 18. Jahrhunderts


Author: Susanne Scholz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783897411333

Category: Luxuries

Page: 293

View: 8480

Literature of collecting and other essays


Author: Richard Wendorf

Publisher: Oak Knoll Press


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 366

View: 1819

"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.

Painting Out of the Ordinary

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


Author: David H. Solkin

Publisher: Paul Mellon Ctr for Studies


Category: Art

Page: 270

View: 8096

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.

Spectacular Flirtations

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


Author: Gillian Perry

Publisher: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies


Category: Art

Page: 238

View: 4698

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


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

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 216

View: 1267

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


Author: Penelope Treadwell

Publisher: Paul Holberton Pub


Category: Art

Page: 469

View: 3403

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

The worlds of Jacob Eichholtz

portrait painter of the early Republic


Author: Jacob Eichholtz,Thomas R. Ryan

Publisher: Pennsylvania State Univ Pr


Category: Art

Page: 178

View: 5157

Historical Abstracts

Modern history abstracts, 1450-1914


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: History, Modern

Page: N.A

View: 4840

John Singleton Copley in England


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

Publisher: Merrell


Category: Art

Page: 182

View: 727

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


Author: Jordanna Bailkin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Cultural property

Page: 188

View: 4418