FIVE CENTURIES OF BRITISH PAINTING


FIVE CENTURIES OF BRITISH PAINTING

ANDREW WILTON    Book Number: 81352    Product format: Paperback

Here Andrew Wilton, Keeper and Senior Research Fellow at Tate Britain, traces the story of British painting from its hesitant beginnings under the influence of Henry VIII's favourite German, Hans Holbein, to its maturity as seen in the works of Hogarth and Reynolds, when art reflected Britain's prosperous society and growing imperial influence in the 18th century. We then move on to the pioneering roles of Constable and Turner in the revolutions of the Romantic period, and thence to the enigmatic and often ambiguous positions of the 19th century artists, when a stiff moral code came into conflict with the religious/scientific uncertainties unleashed by the work of Darwin. Finally, he looks at the art of the 20th and 21st centuries, in which many threads come together in sometimes startling guises. Over 200 examples in colour and b/w, each with a full caption. Quality softback of 256pp.
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ISBN 9780500203491
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