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    DescriptionSeen in his day as 'the old master in the modern man', George Frederic Watts was the most remarkable British artist of the Victorian era, the first living artist to exhibit his life work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The centenary of Watts's death is commemorated with a survey of his visionary painting, sculpture and mural designs, confronting issues of human existence, from historical pictures for the Palace of Westminster, stark scenes of social realism, mystical landscapes and mythologies, to transcendental allegories on themes of time and judgement, love and death, chaos and progress. A scholarly illustrated catalogue edited by his biographer and curator Veronica Franklin Gould, The Vision of G. F. Watts (1817-1904) OM RA, includes essays by the senior Tate Britain curator Alison Smith on the symbolic language of his cosmic paintings, and Hilary Underwood places his painting in the context of Symbolist art in Britain and Europe. David Stewart of the University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA, contrasts Watts's socially engaged, didactic paintings with the academic perfection of those by Royal Academy president, Lord Leighton, and Franklin Gould outlines his innovative sculpture. 'The Vision of G.F. Watts' at the Watts Gallery, will re-establish Watts as the influential pioneer of British Symbolism and of the New Sculpture movement.


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    Title
    The Vision of G.F.Watts
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hilary Underwood, Edited by Veronica Gould, Edited by Alison Smith, Edited by David Stewart
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 206 mm
    Height: 294 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780951581131
    ISBN 10: 0951581139
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.2
    Abridged Dewey: 709
    LC classification: N
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AGB
    BISAC V2.8: ART016000
    BIC subject category V2: AFC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: ACV
    DC22: 759.2
    BISAC V2.8: ART006000
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    Libri: I-AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25840
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ASIAN
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: ART019000
    Thema V1.0: AGC, AGA, NHF
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1F
    Illustrations note
    40 colour, 60 b&w illustrations
    Publisher
    Veronica Gould
    Imprint name
    Veronica Gould
    Publication date
    28 July 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London