The Essence of Art: Victorian Advice on the Practice of Painting

Author:   Craig Harrison
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN:  

9781138342231


Pages:   177
Publication Date:   05 June 2019
Format:   Hardback
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The Essence of Art: Victorian Advice on the Practice of Painting


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First published in 1999, this book asks what kind of advice was available to somebody wishing to embark upon oil painting in England between 1850 and 1900. It is a fascinating collection of Victorian instruction on how and what to paint, linked to crucial advice about art, its meaning and its relation to contemporary life, given by practising artists, important and often popular in their time, but whose lectures and writings are long overdue for reappraisal: Leslie, Hamerton, O'Neil, Poynter, Watts, Leighton, Armitage, Quilter and Herkomer. Here, beyond the familiar voices of Ruskin, Whistler and Pater, we have a whole range of experience from an age in which issues about painting were hotly debated by large numbers of people: professional artists, amateurs, critics, gallery-goers and Academy students. This anthology brings back to life the humour, seriousness, ambitions, eccentricities and controversies of people whose work shaped the nature of mainstream Victorian art.

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Author:   Craig Harrison
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
Weight:   0.500kg
ISBN:  

9781138342231


ISBN 10:   1138342238
Pages:   177
Publication Date:   05 June 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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1. C.R. Leslie. 2. Mrs Jonathan Foster. 3. Philip Gilbert Hamerton. 4. Commission of Inquiry into the Royal Academy: 1863. 5. H.N. O'Neil. 6. E.J. Poynter. 7. G.F. Watts. 8. Frederic Leighton. 9. Edward Armitage. 10. Harry Quilter. 11. Hubert von Herkomer.

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