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The American Pre-Raphaelites : radical realists / Linda S. Ferber and Nancy K. Anderson ; with Tim Barringer, Barbara Dayer Gallati, Sophie Lynford, Mark D. Mitchell, Janice Simon, Diane Waggoner.

Author/Creator:
Ferber, Linda S., author.
Publication:
Washington : National Gallery of Art ; New Haven : In association with Yale University Press, [2019] , ©2019
Format/Description:
Government document
Book
xvii, 293 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Subjects:
Ruskin, John, 1819-1900 -- Influence -- Exhibitions.
Ruskin, John, 1819-1900.
Painting, American -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.
Pre-Raphaelitism -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Art and society -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.
Art and society.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Painting, American.
Pre-Raphaelitism.
United States.
Form/Genre:
Exhibition catalogs.
History.
Exhibition catalogs.
Essays.
Illustrated works.
Place of Publication:
United States District of Columbia Washington.
United States Connecticut New Haven.
United Kingdom England London.
Language:
Text in English.
Summary:
Bringing together insights from a distinguished group of scholars, The American Pre-Raphaelites: Radical Realists examines the history and legacy of this often-overlooked group of American artists who were profoundly influenced by John Ruskin (1819-1900), the most influential art critic of the Victorian era, and his call for a revolutionary change in the practice of art--to leave tradition behind, exit the studio, work outdoors, and reproduce nature's "truth" with exacting detail. Published in celebration of Ruskin's two-hundredth birthday, The American Pre-Raphaelites includes some eighty works by Thomas Charles Farrer, Fidelia Bridges, Charles Herbert Moore, Henry Roderick Newman, and William Trost Richards, among others. New research reveals that many of these artists sought reform not only in the practice of art, but also in the broader political arena--many were abolitionists, and Farrer himself had served in the Union army. They followed Ruskin's dictum to record the natural world with strict fidelity, but they also created works of stunning beauty that often include a rich political subtext.--Provided by publisher.
Bringing together insights from a distinguished group of scholars, The American Pre-Raphaelites: Radical Realists examines the history and legacy of this often-overlooked group of American artists who were profoundly influenced by John Ruskin (1819-1900),the most influential art critic of the Victorian era, and his call for a revolutionary change in the practice of art--to leave tradition behind, exit the studio, work outdoors, and reproduce nature's "truth" with exacting detail. Published in celebrationof Ruskin's two-hundredth birthday, The American Pre-Raphaelites includes some eighty works by Thomas Charles Farrer, Fidelia Bridges, Charles Herbert Moore, Henry Roderick Newman, and William Trost Richards, among others. New research reveals that manyof these artists sought reform not only in the practice of art, but also in the broader political arena--many were abolitionists, and Farrer himself had served in the Union army. They followed Ruskin's dictum to record the natural world with strict fidelity, but they also created works of stunning beauty that often include a rich political subtext--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Who were the American Pre-Raphaelites / Linda S. Ferber
A radical legacy: the British Pre-Raphaelites and global Pre-Raphaelitism / Tim Barringer
Abolitionism and the American Pre-Raphaelite experiment / Sophie Lynford
Thought on canvas: American Pre-Raphaelite iconography / Barbara Dayer-Gallati
A knowing look: the American Pre-Raphaelite still life / Mark K. Mitchell
"The Perfect Observance of Truth": photography and American Pre-Raphaelitism / Diane Waggoner
The new path 1863-1865: "He Serves All, Who Dares to Be True" / Janice Simon
Plates
Checklist of the exhibition
Association for the Advancement of Truth in Art: timeline (1863-1865).
Notes:
Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., April 14-July 21, 2019.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"The American Pre-Raphaelites: Radical Realists" : April 14-July 21, 2019, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, District of Columbia, United States.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Dornsife fund bookplate.
Contributor:
Anderson, Nancy K., author.
Barringer, T. J., author.
Dayer-Gallati, Barbara, author.
Lynford, Sophie, author.
Mitchell, Mark D., author.
Simon, Janice, author.
Waggoner, Diane, author.
National Gallery of Art (U.S.), issuing body, publisher, organizer, host institution.
Yale University Press, publisher.
ISBN:
9780300242522
0300242522
OCLC:
1053608845
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