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Pre-Raphaelites

Copertina rigida8.3 x 10.2 in.1.30 lb96 pagine20Edizione: Inglese Disponibilità: marzo 24, 2023Condizioni generali per gli ordini anticipati
Get to know the Pre-Raphaelites, an undercover brotherhood of poets, painters, and critics, often regarded as Britain’s first modern art movement. With key works by leading artists, this book explores the group’s rejection of Classical beauty ideals, and its reactionary immersion in nature, medieval culture, and literary emblems of love and death.
I preraffaelliti

I preraffaelliti

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Secret Society

The Victorian rebels

Founded in 1848 as a secret society, the Pre-Raphaelites rejected classical ideals and the dominant artistic genre painting of their era for what they saw as a more spiritual, sincere, and naturalistic approach. Founded by William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, they evolved into a seven-member “brotherhood” that included poets and critics as well as painters.

Moving away from the classical compositions exemplified by Raphael (hence the group’s name), the Pre-Raphaelites rather turned to medieval culture and the jewel-like colors of Quattrocento art for inspiration. Their principal themes were initially religious, but also included subjects from literature and poetry, as exemplified by Sir John Everett Millais’s famous Ophelia, drawn from Shakespeare's Hamlet. Inspired by the theories of John Ruskin, they were also committed to the close study of nature.

This book presents key works from the Pre-Raphaelite group to introduce their reactionary principles, their dazzling colors, their interest in love, death, and nature, and their extensive influence on latter-day Symbolism and beyond.
L'autore

Heather Birchall è curatrice d’arte antica presso la Whitworth Art Gallery, dell’Università di Manchester. In precedenza ha lavorato presso il Victoria and Albert Museum e la Tate Britain, dove è stata assistente all’organizzazione delle esposizioni più importanti, incluse Millais e How We Are: Photographing Britain (2008). Specialista dell’arte vittoriana, ha scritto saggi e articoli su John Ruskin, la relazione tra pittura e fotografia e gli acquerelli britannici.

Pre-Raphaelites
Copertina rigida21 x 26 cm0.59 kg96 pagine

ISBN 978-3-8365-1965-6

Edizione: Inglese
Nata nel 1985, la serie Basic Art è diventata la collezione di libri d’arte più venduta al mondo. Ogni libro della serie Basic Art di TASCHEN contiene: una cronologia dettagliata riassuntiva della vita e delle opere dell’artista, inserito nel contesto storico e culturale in cui è vissuto una biografia concisa circa 100 illustrazioni con didascalie esplicative