Victorian Painting

Victorian Painting

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This text presents an overview of one of the most fertile and exuberant periods in the history of art. It embraces not only the UK but also the English-speaking countries linked to England by the cultural ties of empire and emigration. Long out of fashion, Victorian painting is now enjoyed in its own right. This book is divided by themes into 22 chapters, and features anecdotes and colour illustrations from the period. It can also serve as a reference work as it features the work of some lesser-known artists, as well as the famous and well-loved images.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 254 x 308 x 56mm | 3,401.98g
  • Phaidon Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • w. 626 col. ill.
  • 0714837768
  • 9780714837765

Table of contents

The Victorian art establishment; mural painting - the Fresco revival; the good and the great - portrait painting; oils versus watercolours - landscape painting; the narrative impulse - Genre painting; "virtual reality" - the panorama; sporting and animal painting; childhood and sentiment; fairy painting; "all human life is here" - cross-sections of society; the nude and classicism; the Pre-Raphaelites; the frailer sex and the fallen woman; hard times - social realism; parting - emigration and war; the last romantics - aesthetes and symbolists; impressionism in Britain; women artists; the transatlantic exchange; imperial connections - painters abroad; the end of an era.show more

Review quote

"There has not been anything as comprehensive as this for the general reader for a long time."-Bookseller "Authoritative and carefully researched... An extraordinarily vivid account of a fascinating time of change and reform Lambourne will always find the quote from the artist that makes the text come alive and his book, hefty though it is, makes for light and hugely enjoyable reading."-Guardian "Handsomely designed... Furnished with remarkable pictures, many of them unfamiliar the text is excellent."-The Sunday Times "A dream of an art book, combining fabulous illustrations, clear captions, and a text that is fascinatingly informative."-Observer "After [a] long decline the reputation of Victorian artists is probably higher now than it has ever been and this splendid book celebrates this fact in no uncertain terms... Without being overly scholarly this is an excellent guide to the art of an era that above all celebrated wealth, creativity, energy and self-confidence."-Country Landowner "Anyone entranced by the Lloyd Webber show at the Royal Academy should acquire this massive paperback... Reproductions are excellent, and the text is quirkily informative."-The Independent, 50 Best Books for Christmasshow more

Review Text

"There has not been anything as comprehensive as this for the general reader for a long time."—Bookseller "Authoritative and carefully researched... An extraordinarily vivid account of a fascinating time of change and reform Lambourne will always find the quote from the artist that makes the text come alive and his book, hefty though it is, makes for light and hugely enjoyable reading."—Guardian "Handsomely designed... Furnished with remarkable pictures, many of them unfamiliar the text is excellent."—The Sunday Times "A dream of an art book, combining fabulous illustrations, clear captions, and a text that is fascinatingly informative."—Observer "After [a] long decline the reputation of Victorian artists is probably higher now than it has ever been and this splendid book celebrates this fact in no uncertain terms... Without being overly scholarly this is an excellent guide to the art of an era that above all celebrated wealth, creativity, energy and self-confidence."—Country Landowner "Anyone entranced by the Lloyd Webber show at the Royal Academy should acquire this massive paperback... Reproductions are excellent, and the text is quirkily informative."—The Independent, 50 Best Books for Christmasshow more

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