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

Andrew Wilton

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Britain has played a key role in the history of the last five centuries, and its art reflects this in absorbing but complex ways. At first, foreign artists and influences were dominant - for example, Holbein, Van Dyck, Lely and Kneller. In the century of Hogarth, Reynolds and Gainsborough, British painting reflected an increasingly confident society, propelled by Imperialist expansion and industrial advance. Constable and Turner were among many pioneers in the artistic revolutions of the Romantic period, when British influence extended across Europe. The Victorian age saw the moral dilemmas, reflected in art, of Christian values challenged by science. 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 the latest flowering in which many threads of modern art come together.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2002 Forfatter Andrew Wilton
Forlag
THAMES & HUDSON
ISBN 9780500203491
Antall sider 256 Dimensjoner 15cm x 21cm x 1,3cm
Vekt 510 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Painting & paintings, History of art / art & design styles