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Five Centuries of British Painting: From Holbein to Hodgkin (World of Art)

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Although Britain has played a dominant role in European history, its schools of painting have not always been seen as contributing significantly to the great Continental tradition. In this new book, the eminent art historian Andrew Wilton provides an enlightening look at the glories and achievements of British art over the past five centuries.<P>He traces the story of British painting from its hesitant beginnings under the influence of Holbein through its maturity in the time of Hogarth and Reynolds, when it reflected a prosperous society with growing Imperial influence. He then explores the pioneering role of Constable and Turner in the revolutions of the Romantic period, and the enigmatic position of artists in Victorian England, when a stiff moral code came into conflict with the uncertainties of the age of Darwin. In the twentieth century, Wilton shows how the new ideas of Modernism were explored by distinctive personalities from the Bloomsbury Group to Francis Bacon and the School of London.

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A consistent undercurrent has been Britain's preference for the real world (landscape and portraiture) as against "high" art and abstraction. This is a survey of the personalities of British painting and an assessment of its latest flowering.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500203491
Author:
Wilton, Andrew
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Location:
New York
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Painting
Subject:
European
Subject:
History - European
Subject:
Painting, british
Subject:
Painting - General
Subject:
Techniques - Painting
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Includes bibliography and index.
Series:
World of Art
Series Volume:
nr. 50
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.32x6.00x.74 in. 1.10 lbs.

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