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Brown, David Blayney

Works: 110 works in 431 publications in 5 languages and 6,985 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Biography  Art  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Collector, win, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Redactor, tex
Classifications: ND497.T8, 759.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Blayney Brown
Romanticism by David Blayney Brown( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Romanticism was 'a way of feeling' rather than a style in art. In the period c.1775-1830, against the background of the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars, European artists, together with poets and composers, initiated their own rebellion against the dominant political, religious and social ethos of the day. Their quest was for personal expression and individual liberation, and in the process the Romantics transformed the idea of art, seeing it as an instrument of social and psychological change." "In this volume, David Blayney Brown takes a thematic approach to Romanticism, relating it to the concurrent, more stylistic movements of Neoclassicism and the Gothic Revival, and discussing its relationship with the political and social developments of the era. He not only looks at how artists as diverse as Goya, Delacroix, Friedrich and Turner responded to landscapes or depicted historical events, but also examines painters such as David and Ingres who are not usually considered Romantics. Brown concludes with an analysis of the continuing relevance of Romantic ideas. As a result, the reader is given a clear understanding of a complex movement that produced some of the greatest European art, literature and music."--Jacket
J.M.W. Turner : painting set free by J. M. W Turner( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the prolific British painter Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) died at the age of 76, his contemporaries held a generally negative view of his recent work, describing it as indulgent, eccentric, and even repulsive. But over the past century, a number of curators and critics have reassessed Turner's late paintings. Instead of finding his employment of shimmering color to evoke light unpleasant or unskilled, they have seen it as a precursor to the Impressionists and consider his use of abstraction to be distinctly modern. In this elegantly conceived volume, leading experts on Turner consider these contrasting views of the artist in a groundbreaking exploration of his paintings. They examine his notes and sketchbooks to determine whether his health may have impacted his art and how Victorian views of old age influenced perceptions of the elderly artist. They also question the notion that Turner's late work articulated a conclusive, radical vision heedless of public reaction, for evidence makes clear that he had a firm idea of the art market in his day"--Publisher's description
Sir David Wilkie of Scotland (1785-1841) by Lindsay Errington( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unfinished : thoughts left visible by Kelly Baum( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This unprecedented book explores the evolving concept of unfinishedness as essential to understanding art movements from the Renaissance to the present. Unfinished presents more than 170 works, created in a variety of media, by artists ranging from Leonardo, Titian, Rembrandt, Turner, and Cézanne to Picasso, Warhol, Twombly, Freud, Richter, and Nauman. What unites these works, across centuries and media, is that each one displays some aspect of being unfinished. Essays and case studies by major contemporary scholars address this key concept from the perspective of both the creator and the viewer, probing the impact that this long artistic trajectory-which can be traced back to the first century-has had on modern and contemporary art. The book explores the degrees to which instances of incompleteness were accidental or intentional, experimental or conceptual. Also included are illuminating interviews with contemporary artists, including Tuymans, Celmins, and Marden, and parallel considerations of the unfinished in literature and film. The result is a multidisciplinary approach and thought-provoking analysis that provide valuable insight into the making, meaning, and critical reception of the unfinished in art"--Distributor's website
The art of J.M.W. Turner by David Blayney Brown( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and French and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den engelske maler William Turner (1775-1851)
Turner : in the Tate collection by David Blayney Brown( Book )

13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J.M.W. Turner was one of the most prolific artists the world has ever known. His output was astonishingly varied. Focusing on 125 paintings and drawings from the Tate, which owns the world's largest collection of his work, this illustrated book aims to provide a fresh and lively survey
Collector of genius : a life of Sir George Beaumont by Felicity Owen( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turner and Byron by David Blayney Brown( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turner watercolours by David Blayney Brown( Book )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, David Blayney Brown, one of the world's leading experts on Turner reveals the role watercolours played in Turner's life and work from those he sent for exhibition to the Royal Academy to the private outpourings in which he compulsively experimented with light and colour, which for a modern audience are among his most radical and accomplished works."--Jacket
A picture of Britain by David Dimbleby( Book )

15 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I have always loved painting and scenery. The connection between the British landscape seen by all of us with the naked eye and the same landscape seen through the eyes of artists, musicians and writers is fascinating. In A Picture of Britain I will be exploring these links and looking at their impact on our national character, seeking out the countryside we admire and the reasons we cherish it.? David Dimbleby Accompanying a major new BBC One series presented by David Dimbleby and an important exhibition at Tate Britain, A Picture of Britain is a celebration of the British landscape and the art that it has inspired, from Constable to Lowry, from Turner to Nash. Written by David Dimbleby and leading experts on British art from Tate, it is beautifully illustrated with landscape photography and great works of art. From the slopes of Snowdonia to the industrial Black Country. from the grandeur of the Scottish Highlands to the meadows of Suffolk, the British landscape has inspired artists and writers for generations. But the authors show that it is only in the last two hundred years, stirred by art and poetry, that large numbers of people have sought out and visited wilder and more rugged vistas. In paintings, photographs and words, this remarkable book captures our rich cultural heritage, creating for the reader A Picture of Britain
Romantic landscape : the Norwich school of painters by David Blayney Brown( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The term 'Norwich School' refers to three generations of artists who lived and worked in Norwich during the 19th century. Although they had no common aesthetic, these artists were united by the Norwich Society of Artists; this book examines to what extent their work could be said to constitute a movement
From Turner's studio : paintings and oil sketches from the Turner Bequest by David Blayney Brown( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oil sketches from nature : Turner and his contemporaries by David Blayney Brown( Book )

14 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artist and empire : facing Britain's imperial past by Alison Smith( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the past thirty years, our ideas about the cultures of Empire have been transformed. Contemporary reflections on Empire by writers and artists are widely published and displayed, and museums have witnessed a growing number of exhibitions devoted to aspects of the rich and varied visual culture that emerged in places under British governance, from the Americas to India and Australasia. And yet, since the vast Imperial exhibitions of the early twentieth-century there has been no wide-ranging presentation of the objects made across the British Empire. This publication, which accompanies a major Tate Britain exhibition, fills that gap. Through broad groupings within thematic chapters -- Mapping, Collecting, History, Portraiture, Cultural Exchange and the Return of Empire -- leading scholars focus on how particular objects tell the history of life under British rule. Paintings by well-known artists such as John Singer Sargent and Sidney Nolan are illustrated alongside Benin bronze heads and Mughal miniatures in a survey that ranges from sixteenth century colonialism through to the projection of Britain's imperial might in the late nineteenth century to its decline in the post-war era. Exploring how artists have represented and critiqued the diverse places, people and events that make up the legacy of Empire, our expert authors have created a vital book on a subject of broad contemporary interest."--Publisher's description
Augustus Wall Callcott by David Blayney Brown( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in 3 languages and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir David Wilkie : drawings and sketches in the Ashmolean Museum by Ashmolean Museum( Book )

11 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turner and romantic nature : 4 September 2004-9 January 2005 by J. M. W Turner( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin Robert Haydon, 1786-1846 : painter and writer, friend of Wordsworth and Keats by David Blayney Brown( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dist. by Rutgers Univ. Press for the Wordsworth Trust, Exhibition catalog
Joseph Mallord William Turner by J. M. W Turner( Book )

18 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turner et les Alpes, 1802 by David Blayney Brown( Book )

17 editions published in 1999 in French and English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chillon, vu du lac Léman à Clarens (1802) p. 162-163
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The art of J.M.W. TurnerTurner : in the Tate collectionCollector of genius : a life of Sir George BeaumontTurner watercoloursA picture of BritainRomantic landscape : the Norwich school of paintersBenjamin Robert Haydon, 1786-1846 : painter and writer, friend of Wordsworth and Keats
Alternative Names
Blayney Brown, David.

Blayney Brown, David 1952-

Blayney, David Brown

Brown, David

Brown, David B.

Brown, David B. 1952-

Brown, David Blayney

ブラウン, デーヴィッド・ブレイニー

English (200)

German (18)

French (12)

Japanese (2)

Italian (1)