Painting for Money

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

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: David H. Solkin

Publisher: Paul Mellon Ctr for Studies

ISBN: 9780300067200

Category: Art

Page: 312

View: 2023

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.

"The Uses of Excess in Visual and Material Culture, 1600?010 "

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Julia Skelly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351539744

Category: Art

Page: 326

View: 7062

Directing unprecedented attention to how the idea of ?excess? has been used by both producers and consumers of visual and material culture, this collection examines the discursive construction of excess in relation to art, material goods and people in various global contexts. The contributors illuminate how excess has been perceived, quantified and constructed, revealing in the process how beliefs about excess have changed over time and how they have remained consistent. The collection as a whole underscores the fact that the concept of excess must always be considered critically, whether in scholarship or in lived experience. Although the idea of excess has often been used to shame and degrade, many of the essays in this collection demonstrate how it has also been used as a strategy for self-fashioning, transgression and empowerment, particularly by women and queer subjects. This volume examines a range of material, including diamonds, ceramics, paintings, dollhouses, caricatures, interior design and theatrical performances. Each case study sheds new light on how excess was used in a specific cultural context, including canonical sites of study such as the Netherlands in the eighteenth century, Victorian Britain and Paris in the 1920s, and under-studied contexts such as Canada and Sweden.

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

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Leo Costello

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351561855

Category: Art

Page: 306

View: 9950

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

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: John Brewer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415658845

Category: Art

Page: 564

View: 2522

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.

Painting Out of the Ordinary

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

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: David H. Solkin

Publisher: Paul Mellon Ctr for Studies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 270

View: 8970

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.

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

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Michel Conan,Dumbarton Oaks

Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks

ISBN: 9780884022879

Category: Architecture

Page: 384

View: 1746

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.

Literature of collecting and other essays

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Richard Wendorf

Publisher: Oak Knoll Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 366

View: 4518

"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.

Joseph Wright of Derby in Liverpool

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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

View: 676

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

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Penelope Treadwell

Publisher: Paul Holberton Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 469

View: 4521

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

Spectacular Flirtations

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

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Gillian Perry

Publisher: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 238

View: 7929

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.

Historical Abstracts

Modern history abstracts, 1450-1914

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History, Modern

Page: N.A

View: 9910

The King's Artists : The Royal Academy of Arts and the Politics of British Culture 1760-1840

The Royal Academy of Arts and the Politics of British Culture 1760-1840

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Holger Hoock

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780191556104

Category:

Page: 388

View: 7836

This is the story of the forging of a national cultural institution in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain. The Royal Academy of Arts was the dominant art school and exhibition society in London and a model for art societies across the British Isles and North America. This is the first study of its early years, re-evaluating the Academy's significance in national cultural life and its profile in an international context. Holger Hoock reassesses royal and state patronage of the arts and explores the concepts and practices of cultural patriotism and the politicization of art during the American and French Revolutions. By demonstrating how the Academy shaped the notions of an English and British school of art and influenced the emergence of the British cultural state, he illuminates the politics of national culture and the character of British public life in an age of war, revolution, and reform.

The worlds of Jacob Eichholtz

portrait painter of the early Republic

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Jacob Eichholtz,Thomas R. Ryan

Publisher: Pennsylvania State Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 178

View: 4001

Landscape and Identity

Geographies of Nation and Class in England

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Wendy Joy Darby

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781859734254

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 9185

In England, perhaps more than most places, people's engagement with the landscape is deeply felt and has often been expressed through artistic media. The popularity of walking and walking clubs perhaps provides the most compelling evidence of the important role landscape plays in people's lives. Not only is individual identity rooted in experiencing landscape, but under the multiple impacts of social fragmentation, global economic restructuring and European integration, membership in recreational walking groups helps recover a sense of community. Moving between the 1750s and the present, this transdisciplinary book explores the powerful role of landscape in the formation of historical class relations and national identity. The author's direct field experience of fell walking in the Lake District and with various locally based clubs includes investigation of the roles gender and race play. She shows how the politics of access to open spaces has implications beyond the immediate geographical areas considered and ultimately involves questions of citizenship.

Art on the Line

The Royal Academy Exhibitions at Somerset House, 1780-1836

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: David H. Solkin

Publisher: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

ISBN: 9780300090918

Category: Art

Page: 278

View: 3806

On 1 May 1780, England's Royal Academy of Arts opened its twelfth annual exhibition, the first to be held in the magnificent rooms of William Chambers's newly built Somerset House. For the next fifty-seven years, the Great Room of Somerset House effectively defined the centre of the London art world - the place where viewers had to see and be seen, and where artists fiercely vied for the attention of potential buyers. Such great exhibition performers as Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Lawrence, John Constable, J. M. W. Turner and David Wilkie sharpened their skills during these stimulating decades. In this extensively illustrated book, seventeen renowned experts revisit and assess the Somerset House years, a period of great achievement and central importance in the history of British art. The book's contributors view the Somerset House phenomenon from a broad range of perspectives. They deal with the physical nature of the exhibitions, the audience, the role of the press, the Royal Academy's place within the larger world of urban entertainments, and how the conditions of display shaped and even transformed patterns of art production. In addition, they explore such topics as the tactics of exhibitors in different genres of painting, the exhibition histories of works in other media and the impact on foreign artists and observers of an increasingly self-confident national school of British art.

Art in Britain 1660-1815

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: David H. Solkin

Publisher: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

ISBN: 9780300215564

Category: ART

Page: 378

View: 2718

Art in Britain 1660-1815 presents the first social history of British art from the period known as the long 18th century, and offers a fresh and challenging look at the major developments in painting, drawing, and printmaking that took place during this period. It describes how an embryonic London art world metamorphosed into a flourishing community of native and immigrant practitioners, whose efforts ultimately led to the rise of a British School deemed worthy of comparison with its European counterparts. Within this larger narrative are authoritative accounts of the achievements of celebrated artists such as Peter Lely, William Hogarth, Thomas Gainsborough, and J.M.W. Turner. David H. Solkin has interwoven their stories and many others into a critical analysis of how visual culture reinforced, and on occasion challenged, established social hierarchies and prevailing notions of gender, class, and race as Britain entered the modern age. More than 300 artworks, accompanied by detailed analysis, beautifully illustrate how Britain's transformation into the world's foremost commercial and imperial power found expression in the visual arts, and how the arts shaped the nation in return.