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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

Works: 382 works in 600 publications in 4 languages and 8,557 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Art  Catalogs  History  Illustrated works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works 
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Classifications: N6767.5.P7, 759.2
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Edward Burne-Jones, Victorian artist-dreamer by Stephen Wildman( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and French and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pupil of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and a protege of John Ruskin, Burne-Jones belonged to the second generation of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, creating a narrative style of romantic symbolism steeped in medieval legend and fused with the influence of Italian Renaissance masters that was to have widespread influence on both British and European art. Within the sophisticated culture of the late Victorian period, Burne-Jones's star rose rapidly, and by the 1880s he had become the establishment artist par excellence, one of the most admired and sought-after painters in Europe
Pre-Raphaelite women artists by Jan Marsh( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FINE ARTS When the Pre-Raphaelites broke upon the British art world in 1849, they became a sensation. Much has been written about this group William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones, Dante Gabriel Rosetti, and others but this work, which serves as a catalog for a 1998 traveling exhibition in Britain, is the first attempt to look at the role of women in the movement. Marsh and Nunn, both specialists in the Pre-Raphaelites and Victorian women artists, look at the paintings, drawings, and photography of 20 women, ranging from Elizabeth Siddal to Julia Margaret Cameron. Like their male counterparts, they focused on medieval themes women in long, elaborately designed gowns and flowing hair or scenes from legends. But they also experimented with other subjects baby portraits, children playing, saints. Featured here are 231 richly detailed illustrations, 65 in color, many reproduced and documented for the first time, giving these neglected artists the attention they deserve. The work also includes brief biographies, photos of the artists, and a catalog of individual works. Highly recommended for art and women's studies collections
Turner's Britain by James Hamilton( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The great English artist J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) travelled around Britain at a time of exceptional change and upheaval following the Industrial Revolution. Unusually for a London childhood at the end of the eighteenth century, Turner's was spent away with relatives for long periods, and this set the pattern for a lifetime of journeys that saw him criss-crossing Britain in search of patronage and subject-matter. As Turner's poetry and the pattern of his print publishing confirm, it was the complex image of a growing sense of nationhood that he captured and celebrated as Britain grew to be the world's first industrial power." "Author James Hamilton takes us on Turner's restless journeys on foot and horseback, by stagecoach and riverboat, as the artist sketched the rural market towns, the burgeoning industrial cities and the lonely landscapes of Wales, northern England and Scotland. Britain's past is honoured in the looming forms of ancient castles and churches, and in the picturesque jumble of ancient shops and thoroughfares; its present by canals, soldiery and industrial workings." "Turner witnessed the repercussions of war in Europe and the threat of invasion to see Britain, the island kingdom, emerge as a triumphant naval power. By the 1840s Turner, now in old age, moved from his depiction of the dramatic interior of Britain to its edges. In his last images of the sea and shore, we look out across the water through Turner's eyes to a beckoning but indistinct future."--Jacket
Art & the 60s : this was tomorrow by Art the 60s( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Art and the 60s presents a comprehensive cultural history of the period, exploring a wide range of visual media, including fine art, architecture and photography, examining works in the context of such phenomena as Americanisation, the breakdown of the divide between 'high' and 'low' culture, pop music, the sexual revolution and the growth of the counter-culture." "Illustrated throughout and featuring contributions by leading writers on the period, Art and the 60s is both a history of the art of a generation and the portrait of an era."--Jacket
Love revealed : Simeon Solomon and the Pre-Raphaelites by Colin Cruise( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication marks the centenary of Simeon Solomon (1840-1905), a leading painter of the Pre-Raphaelite group that formed around Dante Gabriel Rossetti in the mid-nineteenth century. A precocious young talent, Solomon enjoyed early critical success with his paintings of biblical and classical subjects, but his public career was effectively destroyed when his homosexuality became public knowledge in 1873. Solomon is recognized today, however, as an important and influential figure in the Pre-Raphaelite circle. This book explores his work in the contexts of Pre-Raphaelitism, Judaism, and modern-day studies of masculinity
Sun, wind, and rain : the art of David Cox by David Cox( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The watercolor Sun, Wind, and Rain, painted in 1845, typifies the concerns with representing light and atmosphere and weather that lie at the heart of David Cox's landscape art. Born in Birmingham, England, in 1783, Cox was destined to become a major figure in the linked worlds of landscape painting and watercolor painting in the first half of the nineteenth century. No significant study of the artist has been undertaken in more than a century. This illustrated volume focuses attention on Cox, filling in the details of his biography and illuminating his contributions to British landscape painting." "Scott Wilcox investigates Cox's artistic identity and his legacy. Other essays address such topics as Birmingham's cultural milieu; myths about Cox's life; the papers he chose; his painting in oils; and the fakes, forgeries, and misattributions that have challenged attempts to identify his oeuvre with certainty."--Jacket
Canaletto & England by Canaletto( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian landscape watercolors by Scott Wilcox( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English landscape watercolor painting, a perfect marriage of genre and medium, entered a lively period of experimentation in style and content during the second half of the nineteenth century, with rich and diverse results. Through all the changes of style and technique and all the debates over the appropriate use of the medium, it was watercolor's ability to convey the timeless truth and reality of the natural world that mattered to artists, critics, and audiences. British watercolors of the Victorian period continued to observe an essential humility before nature; they remain fresh and compellingly immediate because they derived in the first place from the artists' heartfelt communion with the elements of nature. Victorian Landscape Watercolors begins with a consideration of the continuing influence of the great generation who earlier in the century, during the extraordinary parallel rise of watercolor and landscape painting, had established the landscape watercolor as a major British contribution to the arts. The second chapter examines the role of the landscape watercolor in the aesthetic thought of John Ruskin, whose critical voice played a dominant role in shaping that art. The third chapter looks at the place of landscape within the watercolor societies and its development as it appeared in their annual exhibitions. The final chapter deals with the tug of new and old, foreign and native in the later Victorian period. The book also features 126 watercolors, from public and private collections in America and England, all reproduced in full color and accompanied by individual commentaries. Among the 76 artists represented are David Cox, Sr. and Jr., Walter Crane, William Holman Hunt, Edward Lear, Samuel Palmer, James Mallord William Turner, James McNeill Whistler, and Ruskin himself, along with dozens of lesser-known masters of the medium. Victorian Landscape Watercolors is published in conjunction with the first exhibition to survey this period of this particularly British contribution to the arts; the exhibition, organized by the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut, will also be seen at the Cleveland Museum of Art and in Birmingham, England
Camille Pissarro : impressionism, landscape and rural labour by Richard Thomson( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, based on a 1990 touring exhibition organized by the British South Bank Centre, surveys Pissarro's work in all the variety of media in which the artist worked - pastel, gouache, etching, even painting on ceramic tiles. Pissarro's own concept of his art interlocked with his anarchist ideology. In this volume Thomson has selected groups of Pissarro's works, some not seen together since they left the artist's studio, to show how complex were his attitudes to nature, landscape traditions and issues of politics and modernity
Pre-Raphaelite women artists by Jan Marsh( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text brings together paintings, drawings, photographs and more, by women that contributed to the Pre-Raphaelite impulse. Artists include Barbara Bodichon, Anna Howitt, Elizabeth Siddal and Rebecca Solomon, with many works reproduced to portray the role these women played in the movement
George Catlin : American Indian portraits by George Catlin( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, and the exhibition it accompanies, showcases works from Catlin's 'Indian Gallery' - a series of portraits not seen in the UK since the 1840s - and seeks to reposition this remarkable artist for a contemporary audience. The authors explore the origins of Catlin's achievement: his ambition to record what he believed to be dying cultures, and his collecting activities, educational intentions and methods of exhibition and display, which demonstrate the growth of a new sensibility towards native peoples. While Catlin's work is well known in the USA, especially in Washington DC, where most of it is still housed in the Smithsonian Institution, George Catlin's Indian Gallery will help to bring these spectacular pictures to new audiences in Britain and around the world. Exhibition: National Portrait Gallery, London, UK (4.3.-23.6.2013)
Rossetti's portraits of Elizabeth Siddal : a catalogue of the drawings and watercolours by Virginia Surtees( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in 3 languages and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ford Madox Brown : the unofficial Pre-raphaelite : works on paper by Ford Madox Brown from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery by Ford Madox Brown( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ford Madox Brown: The Unofficial Pre-Raphaelite - the third in a series of publications on Birmingham's unique collection of nineteenth-century drawings - throws new light on this important artist. Born in France in 1821, Ford Madox Brown was older than his contemporaries Holman Hunt, Millais, and pupil Rossetti. The creator of seminal nineteenth-century paintings, including Work and The Last of England, Brown has nevertheless remained a presence that defies easy categorisation in art history. Never officially a member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, he was, however, a central figure within this major nineteenth-century art movement. As Brown said of himself in 1851,'if not an actual Pre-Raphaelite Brother, I am an aider and abettor of Pre-Raphaelitism'." "The volume illustrates fifty-five selected drawings and works on paper, which appear throughout the essays and the main exhibition presentation, forty of which are reproduced in colour. Each work is accompanied by an entry, which includes specifications, provenance, inscriptions and an extended caption. A full catalogue listing of the Museums' 174 works on paper by Madox Brown appears in this volume, which will be incorporated into a new online Pre-Raphaelite Resource Site. This includes sketch and study drawings, watercolours, stained glass designs, design for wood engravings and archive material dating from the 1840s to the 1890s, which were largely acquired through public subscription from the collection of Charles Fairfax Murray in 1906"--Jacket
Michael Rowe by Richard Hill( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Rowe graduated in 1972 and immediately opened a silversmith studio in London. He became senior tutor in metal work and jewellery at the Royal College of Art in 1984 and has had exhibitions of his craft in many countries winning prizes and accolades for his stunning silverwork
David Cox, 1783-1859 by Stephen Wildman( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pre-Raphaelite drawings : Dante Gabriel Rossetti by Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Southall, 1861-1944 : artist-craftsman by Joseph E Southall( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By hammer and hand : the Arts and Crafts Movement in Birmingham by Alan Crawford( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur & Georgie Gaskin by Arthur Gaskin( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucian Freud : etchings, 1946-2004 by Lucian Freud( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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