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Truth & beauty : the Pre-Raphaelites and the old masters / Melissa E. Buron ; with Susanna Avery-Quash [and 15 others].

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  • ISBN: 9783791357287
  • ISBN: 379135728X
  • Physical Description: 293 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
  • Publisher: San Francisco : Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco/Legion of Honor ; 2018.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction. Truth and beauty reframed : the pre-Raphaelites and their sources of inspiration / Melissa E. Buron -- The pre-Raphaelites and the inspiration of early Netherlandish and German art -- "Pre-Van Eycks" : The influence of early Netherlandish and German art on the pre-Raphaelites / Susanna Avery-Quash -- Early Netherlandish oil painting technique / Nenagh Hathaway -- "Unequaled by anything except perhaps Albert Dürer" : Burne-Jones and northern works on paper / Rachel Sloan -- The pre-Raphaelites and the inspiration of early Italian art -- New art from old : The pre-Raphaelites and early Italian art / Jason Rosenfeld -- "The central man of all the world" : Dante and the pre-Raphaelites in the nineteenth century / Cassandra Sciortino -- Julia Margaret Cameron : "The stamp of divinity" / Julian Cox -- The rediscovery of Botticelli and the Tempera revival -- Botticelli, pre-Raphaelitism, and the task of the translator / Jeremy Melius -- Tempera and the true pre-Raphaelites / Abbie N. Sprague -- Botticelli as seen by a friend of the pre-Raphaelites : Swinburne's "Notes on designs of the old masters at Florence" (1868) / Jonathan K. Nelson -- The influence of Raphael and the post-Raphaelites -- High Renaissance inspirations : Raphael and the Venetians / Elizabeth Prettejohn -- Edward Burne-Jones and Italy / Donato Esposito -- Patrons and painters: Creative synergy in the aesthetic movement / Margaretta S. Frederick -- Decorative arts and the chivalric revival -- William Morris, Medievalism, and the chivalric ideal / Joanna Banham -- Cutting up the middle ages, collecting the Renaissance : Illuminated manuscripts in the nineteenth century / Bryan C. Keene -- Collecting "primitive" and modern pre-Raphaelites in Britian and America / Robyn Asleson -- John Roddam Spencer Stanhope and lessons learned from the masters / Elise Effmann Clifford.
Summary, etc.:
"This dazzling book examines the inspiration behind the work of the Pre-Raphaelites and offers comparisons between the radical 19th-century artists and the masterworks they revered. Started in the early 19th century by a group of British painters who rejected the sovereignty of the Royal Academy, the Pre-Raphaelites embraced the natural world and bright colors--as opposed to the dark palettes and amorphous lines that emerged in the wake of the Renaissance. Their mission was to be fundamentally modern by emulating the past. Now readers can appreciate their achievements in this volume that offers side-by-side comparisons of 19th-century masterpieces with the 15th- and 16th-century Early Italian and Early Netherlandish paintings that inspired them. Exquisite reproductions of works by Giotto, Fra Angelico, van Eyck, Botticelli, Titian, Veronese, and Raphael are presented alongside examples by William Holman Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais, and others. The book traces the evolution of the Pre-Raphaelites, and details how these painters were exposed to the early masters as they traveled and encountered the finest European collections. The volume also features decorative arts, including stained glass and tapestries in emulation of Flemish and French textiles as well as "medievalized" ecclesiastic decorations. The result is an illuminating examination that delves into the Pre-Raphaelites' aesthetic vocabulary and broadens our understanding of their motives and inspiration"-- Provided by publisher.
This catalog was "published by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and DelMonico Books (Prestel) on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name at the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, from June 30 to September 30, 2018".
Subject: Pre-Raphaelitism.
Art, English > 19th century > Themes, motives.
Art, Early Renaissance > Exhibitions.
Art, Early Renaissance > Influence.
Exhibition catalogs.
ART / History / Romanticism.
ART / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / General.
ART / History / Renaissance.
Genre: Exhibition catalogs.

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