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Vaughan, William 1943-

Works: 113 works in 528 publications in 5 languages and 14,542 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  Catalogs  History  Biography  Art  Portraits  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Scientific advisor, Creator, 194
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Most widely held works by William Vaughan
German romantic painting by William Vaughan( Book )

30 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic art by William Vaughan( Book )

39 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of artists( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the Western painters, sculptors, and printmakers from the Middle Ages through the present, and describes concepts, major schools, and movements of Western art from abstraction to vorticism
British painting : the golden age from Hogarth to Turner by William Vaughan( Book )

17 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 120 years that divide Hogarth's early works around 1730 from the death of Turner in 1851, Britain's status as an artistic nation was dramatically transformed. From being a provincial backwater, it became one of the most progressive in Europe. Hogarth himself brought modern life into painting and treated it with high moral seriousness disguised as satire. Ramsay, Reynolds, Gainsborough and Lawrence revolutionized portraiture, introducing a new grandeur and sensibility. The strange genius of Blake gave form to a unique mystic vision. Constable explored nature in a new, vivid manner that would lead to Impressionism. Finally Turner took painting into a realm of epic sublimity, expressing the age of Romanticism as vividly as Byron, Shelley and Keats were doing in poetry. William Vaughan brings us close to these key personalities, and at the same time analyses the class structure and political background that made British art so distinctive. He shows us the colourful world of the 18th and 19th centuries, when British art was richer and more influential than at any time before or since."--Jacket
Romanticism and art by William Vaughan( Book )

25 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the age of revolutions, at the end of the eighteenth century, the mental and spiritual life of North America and Europe began to undergo a historic and irreversible change. The ideas of spontaneity, direct expression and natural feeling transformed the arts, encouraging artists to explore the extremes in human nature, from heroism to insanity and despair. Widely praised on its previous appearance as Romantic Art and now revised, William Vaughan's classic study analyzes the achievement of the leading artists of the age - masters such as Goya, Blake, Gericault, Turner and Delacroix - and sets in context a host of fascinating figures in painting, sculpture and architecture: Palmer, Runge, Soane, Gros, Overbeck, Schinkel, Flaxman, Pugin, Bingham and many more. The result is an invaluable account of a dramatic and contradictory artistic epoch
Samuel Palmer, 1805-1881 : vision and landscape by William Vaughan( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Samuel Palmer (1805-81) is one of the most original and influential of British painters. A younger contemporary of Turner and Constable, he looked at nature as much with the inner as with the outer eye, producing vision-inspired landscapes of unprecedented boldness and great poetic richness that form a striking contrast to the dominating naturalism of the day." "Marking the bicentenary of Palmer's birth, this catalogue is published to accompany the largest retrospective exhibition of his work for nearly eighty years. Bringing together nearly all his greatest works from collections around the world, supplemented with essays by eight distinguished scholars, it celebrates the full range of the artist's achievement."--Jacket
German Romanticism and English art by William Vaughan( Book )

18 editions published between 1815 and 1979 in English and German and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacques-Louis David's Marat( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book focuses on Jacques-Louis David's 'Marat', one of the key works of art created during the period of the French Revolution and one of the most important works of Western painting. Providing an introduction that outlines the general history of the painting, it provides six new essays, each specially written for this volume, which examine the work from a variety of methodologies, including feminist, psychoanalytic and material analysis approaches. Each of these essays provides for a broader and deeper understanding of the painting, the circumstances in which it was created and commissioned, and its critical and art historical reception over two centuries
Gainsborough by William Vaughan( Book )

16 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of art by British portrait artist Thomas Gainsborough who made his mark in the 1700's
William Blake by William Vaughan( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With this fresh examination of Blake's unfolding career, he presents an artist with radical and utterly individual vision, deeply concerned with the social, religious and political issues of his age."--Jacket
William Blake : with 46 color plates by William Blake( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 1985 in English and French and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caspar David Friedrich, 1774-1840: romantic landscape painting in Dresden by Caspar David Friedrich( Book )

23 editions published in 1972 in 3 languages and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Works of the German romantic painter who is best known for his later allegorical landscapes, which feature contemplative figures silhouetted against night skies, morning mists, barren trees, and Gothic ruins."
Caspar David Friedrich to Ferdinand Hodler, a romantic tradition : nineteenth-century paintings and drawings from the Oskar Reinhart Foundation, Winterthur by Stiftung Oskar Reinhart( Book )

12 editions published in 1993 in English and German and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book accompanies an international exhibition of paintings and drawings from the Oskar Reinhart Foundation in Winterthur, one of the finest collections of German, Austrian and Swiss art in Europe. Oskar Reinhart (1885 - 1965) presented his extraordinary collection of Northern Romantic and Realist art to the town of Winterthur, establishing a museum with over five hundred paintings and several thousand drawings. The collection opened to the public in 1951 but still remains little known outside Switzerland - paintings from the Foundation are lent only on rare occasions and the Reinhart collection has never been shown abroad
Arts of the 19th century by William Vaughan( Book )

17 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolution and profusion -- these are the hallmarks of Western art from 1780 to 1850. The astonishingly rapid changes wrought by the industrial -- and American and French -- revolutions led to a wealth of artistic production. This profusely illustrated guide to the arts of the early 19th century on both sides of the Atlantic is the most comprehensive volume available on the subject. Through both famous and obscure works, William Vaughan explores a stunning variety of artistic achievement, including landscape, still life, and figure painting by Gericault, Ingres, Delacroix, Turner, Blake, Constable, Goya, and Friedrich. Vaughan also treats sculpture, architecture, town planning, and photography, and offers an in-depth survey of the decorative arts: furniture, ceramics, glass, metalwork, and more. Drawing on the most up-to-date research, the author brings this exciting period and its inexhaustible artistic production to life
Art in bourgeois society, 1790-1850 /edited by Andrew Hemingway & William Vaughan by Andrew Hemingway( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Constable by William Vaughan( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Constable (1776-1837) is best known for his idyllic pictures of the English countryside. Yet he was also a brilliant innovator who brought a new vivacity to the observation of nature. He practiced oil painting in the open air with unprecedented dedication, capturing in particular the 'effervescent' effects of atmospherics - as can be seen, for example, in his wonderful studies of clouds. His art became a benchmark for naturalist painters throughout Europe and America in the nineteenth century, playing a part in the development of Impressionism in France." "This book draws extensively on the artist's own correspondence to provide a new understanding of his artistic aims and achievements, and reassesses his role in the development of modern art."--Jacket
Flemish painting by Anthea Peppin( Book )

13 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friedrich by William Vaughan( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840) is now recognized as a leading artist of the German Romantic movement of the early nineteenth century. He is known as the painter of images of a strange and compelling beauty: mysterious landscapes with barren trees, figures silhouetted against the evening sky, and gothic ruins in wintry mists. The meaning of these pictures has long been disputed, but William Vaughan argues that Friedrich's aim was to convey the spiritual experience of life. For Friedrich, the contemplation of nature can lead us to understand the deeper meaning of things. In this stress on feeling, and focus on landscape, Friedrich was very much the product of his times." "In this book, William Vaughan discusses all aspects of the artist's life and career, from his childhood as the son of a soapmaker in Pomerania, to his adulthood in Dresden, where he achieved such fame that his paintings were bought by the Prussian royal family and the Russian Tsar. Friedrich's radical political sympathies, however, were to affect his reputation and, as the author reveals, it was only in the late twentieth century that the enigmatic quality of his paintings began to be fully valued and he gained a truly international reputation."--Jacket
The artist's model from Etty to Spencer by Martin Postle( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book shows examples of studies of the male and female nude by both well known and lesser artists. It recreates the atmosphere of the life class and studio, examining, for example, the occurrence of covert homosexuality and the underpaid reality of a once derided profession; only a few models made it to the Café Royal and the glamour of a bohemian lifestyle among the rich and fashionable. It also discusses changing reaction to the nudes it illustrates - a reaction not always in favour of the body beautiful, for in some respects our age demands greater control of nakedness than the Victorians ever did
Artistic brotherhoods in the nineteenth century by Laura Morowitz( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title was first published in 2000. The nineteenth century saw the emergence of numerous artistic brotherhoods - groups of artists bound together in communal production, sharing spiritual and aesthetic aims. Although it is widely acknowledged that this is an unique feature of the period, there has not previously been a separate study of the phenomenon. This collection of essays provides a thorough and wide-ranging exploration of the issue. Situating artistic brotherhoods within their historical context, it offers unique insights into the social, political, economic and cultural milieu of the nineteenth century. It focuses on the most celebrated and influential brotherhoods, while also bringing to light lesser-known or forgotten artists. The essays explore the artistic fraternity from a wide variety of perspectives, probing issues of gender, identity, professional practices and artistic formation in Europe and the United States. This book investigates the Nazarenes, the Pre-Raphaelites, the Russian Abramatsova, the Primitifs, the Nabis as well as other leading groups. The book contains a substantial introduction, which establishes the key questions and issues surrounding the phenomena of the artistic brotherhood, including their relation to the larger artistic community, their association with other social and political organizations of the period, and the ways in which mythologies have been built around them in subsequent histories and recollections of the period
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Encyclopedia of artists
Romantic artEncyclopedia of artistsBritish painting : the golden age from Hogarth to TurnerRomanticism and artSamuel Palmer, 1805-1881 : vision and landscapeJacques-Louis David's MaratGainsboroughWilliam Blake
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Vaughan, William H. T. 1943-

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