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Title The new painting of the 1860s : between the pre-Raphaelites and the aesthetic movement / Allen Staley
Author Staley, Allen
Publisher New Haven [Conn.] : Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press, c2011
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 Skillman - Upper Level  ND467 .S72 2011    AVAILABLE  
Phys Desc ix, 438 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 418-421) and index
Summary This handsome volume is the first authoritative survey of one of the most intriguing periods of British art--the radically innovative decade of the 1860s. The book explores new developments in English painting of this period, focusing on the early work of Edward Burne-Jones, Frederic Leighton, Albert Moore, Edward Poynter, Simeon Solomon, and James McNeill Whistler, as well as on paintings by Frederick Sandys and the older G. F. Watts, and by Dante Gabriel Rossetti and his Pre-Raphaelite colleagues Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais. Allen Staley argues that engagement in the decorative arts, particularly by Burne-Jones, Moore, and Poynter at the outset of their careers, led to a transcending of traditional expectations of painting, making abstract formal qualities, or beauty for beauty's sake, the main goal. Rather than being about what it depicts, the painting itself becomes its own subject. The New Painting of the 1860s examines the interplay among the artists and the shared ambitions underlying their works, giving impetus to what would soon come to be known as the Aesthetic Movement
Contents Introduction -- Younger men and new developments 1856-1862 -- Dante Gabriel Rossetti -- Frederick Sandys -- Simeon Solomon -- Albert Moore -- James McNeill Whistler -- Edward Poynter -- Frederic Leighton -- George Frederic Watts -- Edward Burne-Jones -- Conclusion -- Postscripts. Three altarpieces -- William Holman Hunt, 1860-1869 -- John Everett Millais, 1856-1869
Subject Painting, English -- 19th century
Painters -- England -- Intellectual life -- 19th century
Aesthetics, Modern -- 19th century
ISBN 9780300175677 (cloth : alk. paper)
0300175671 (cloth : alk. paper)

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