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Tromans, Nicholas

Overview
Works: 30 works in 87 publications in 5 languages and 2,855 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Nicholas Tromans
David Wilkie : the people's painter by Nicholas Tromans( )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first modern book about the artist David Wilkie (1785-1841), the first British painter to become an international celebrity. Based on extensive original research, it explores the ways in which Wilkie's images, so beloved by his contemporaries, engaged with a range of cultural predicaments close to their hearts." "In a series of thematic chapters whose concerns range far beyond the details of Wilkie's own career, Nicholas Tromans shows how, through Wilkie's thrillingly original work, British society was able to reimagine its own everyday life, its history and its multinational (Anglo-Scottish) nature. Other themes covered include Wilkie's role in defining the border between painting and anatomy in the representation of the human body, and his part in transforming the pleasures of connoisseurship from an elite to a popular audience." "For the first time, all of Wilkie's major subject pictures are brought together, reproduced and discussed. With a great range of new archival material and original interpretive arguments, this book replaces David Wilkie at the centre of the visual culture of British Romanticism."--Jacket
The lure of the East : British Orientalist painting by Yale Center for British Art( Book )

25 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With its unprecedented focus on the history of Orientalism in British art, this fascinating book examines the work of British artists who engaged with Middle Eastern themes over three centuries, from the 1620s to the eclipse of the Ottoman Empire in 1922." "Paintings by British artists who travelled to the Islamic world during this period portray a wide range of subject matter, from landscapes and interiors to portraits, documentary, and genre scenes. The Lure of the East includes essays that discuss the beauty of these images, as well as investigate the ways in which ideas about this beauty formed part of the larger history of Western political and colonial involvement with the region." "Placing the British within the genre of Orientalism, this catalogue features both well-known and rarely seen paintings, as well as sketches and photographs by leading British artists from the eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries, including works by Roger Fenton, William Holman Hunt, John Frederick Lewis, Joshua Reynolds, John Singer Sargent, and Stanley Spencer. The Lure of the East considers the shared legacy of British and Islamic artistic traditions, as well as Western myths about the Islamic world in relation to artists' direct experiences."--Jacket
Richard Dadd : the artist and the asylum by Nicholas Tromans( Book )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most brilliant young artist of his generation, Richard Dadd (1817-76) made his name with a sequence executed fairy paintings of huge imaginative power. Following a long tour of the Middle East in the early 1840s he succumbed to a 'schizophrenic' illness, murdered his father, fled to France where he attacked another traveller, was apprehended by police and confessed to his crime. After his return to England he spent over forty years in Britain's most famous lunatic asylums, never ceasing to work as an artist. Tromans traces the critical response to Dadd's work, both during his lifetime and after his death
David Wilkie : painter of everyday life by Nicholas Tromans( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of G.F. Watts by Nicholas Tromans( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of G.F. Watts, this book provides a lively and engaging introduction to one of the most charismatic figures in the history of British art. Covering all aspects of Watts's career, it places him back at the centre of the visual culture of the 19th century. George Frederic Watts (1817-1904) was one of the great artists of the 19th century. As a young man Watts exhibited alongside Turner, and by the end of his long career he was influential upon Picasso. Sculptor, portraitist and creator of classic Symbolist imagery, Watts was seen also as more than an artist - a philanthropic visionary whose art charted the progress of humanity in the modern world. After four years in Italy in the 1840s, Watts was recognized as a Renaissance master reborn in the Victorian age. Nicknamed 'Signor', and working in isolation from the mainstream commercial art-world, he became a cult figure, obsessively returning to a series of subjects describing the fundamental themes of existence - love, life, death, hope. Engaging in turn with Romanticism, the Pre-Raphaelites, the Aesthetic Movement and Symbolism, Watts remained true to his own personal vision of the evolution of humanity. As a portraitist, Watts set out to capture the essence of the great characters of 19th-century Britain, donating his finest portraits to the National Portrait Gallery in London. Watts's portraits of figures such as William Morris, John Stuart Mill and the poets Tennyson and Swinburne have become the classic images of these cultural celebrities, while more intimate portraits such as Choosing, showing the artist's first wife, the actress Ellen Terry, are among the most popular of all British portraits. During the 1880s Watts emerged from his cult status to be embraced by the public. Feted as the great modern master, even as "England's Michelangelo", he was given large retrospective exhibitions in London and at the Metropolitan Museum in New York
The case of Richard Dadd : art and madness in the nineteenth century by Nicholas Tromans( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fully illustrated account of Richard Dadd's life and career, this title presents a fascinating exploration of the relationship between art and madness
'Hope' : the life and times of a Victorian icon by Nicholas Tromans( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doğuʹnun cazibesi : britanya oryantalist resmi = The lure of the East : British Orientalist painting by Fatima Mernissi( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Turkish and Polish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of G.F. Watts by George Frederick Watts( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of G.F. Watts, this book provides a lively and engaging introduction to one of the most charismatic figures in the history of British art. Covering all aspects of Watts's career, it places him back at the centre of the visual culture of the 19th century. George Frederic Watts (1817-1904) was one of the great artists of the 19th century. As a young man Watts exhibited alongside Turner, and by the end of his long career he was influential upon Picasso. Sculptor, portraitist and creator of classic Symbolist imagery, Watts was seen also as more than an artist - a philanthropic visionary whose art charted the progress of humanity in the modern world. After four years in Italy in the 1840s, Watts was recognized as a Renaissance master reborn in the Victorian age. Nicknamed 'Signor', and working in isolation from the mainstream commercial art-world, he became a cult figure, obsessively returning to a series of subjects describing the fundamental themes of existence - love, life, death, hope. Engaging in turn with Romanticism, the Pre-Raphaelites, the Aesthetic Movement and Symbolism, Watts remained true to his own personal vision of the evolution of humanity. As a portraitist, Watts set out to capture the essence of the great characters of 19th-century Britain, donating his finest portraits to the National Portrait Gallery in London. Watts's portraits of figures such as William Morris, John Stuart Mill and the poets Tennyson and Swinburne have become the classic images of these cultural celebrities, while more intimate portraits such as Choosing, showing the artist's first wife, the actress Ellen Terry, are among the most popular of all British portraits. During the 1880s Watts emerged from his cult status to be embraced by the public. Feted as the great modern master, even as "England's Michelangelo", he was given large retrospective exhibitions in London and at the Metropolitan Museum in New York
Other odalisques by Nicholas Tromans( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J.F. Lewis's Carlist War subjects by Nicholas Tromans( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un museo en Sevilla en 1822 by Nicholas Tromans( )

1 edition published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Morrison, John: Painting the Nation : identity and nationalism in Scottish painting, 1800-1920. - Edinburgh : Edinburgh Univ. Press: 2003 by Nicholas Tromans( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Giménez Cruz, Antonio: La España pintoresca de David Roberts : el viaje y los grabados del pintor. - Málaga : Univ. de Málaga, 2002 by Nicholas Tromans( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

G.F. Watts : London and Harrogate by Nicholas Tromans( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British art and the French romantics : London by Nicholas Tromans( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leighton's early years( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Lawrence : London and New Haven by Nicholas Tromans( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le baron Taylor à Londres en 1837 by Nicholas Tromans( )

1 edition published in 1998 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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David Wilkie : the people's painter
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The lure of the East : British Orientalist paintingRichard Dadd : the artist and the asylumThe case of Richard Dadd : art and madness in the nineteenth century
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