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Vaughan, William 1943-

Works: 105 works in 504 publications in 5 languages and 14,494 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  Catalogs  History  Biography  Art  Portraits  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Creator, Scientific advisor, 194
Classifications: N6465.R6, 759.2
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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 1,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic art by William Vaughan( Book )

41 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of artists( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the Western painters, sculptors, and printmakers from the Middle Ages though 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 )

14 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 952 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 )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 668 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 613 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 )

15 editions published between 1815 and 1979 in English and German and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Blake : with 46 color plates by William Blake( Book )

29 editions published between 1977 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacques-Louis David's Marat( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gainsborough by William Vaughan( Book )

15 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 532 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 )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 530 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
Caspar David Friedrich, 1774-1840: romantic landscape painting in Dresden by Caspar David Friedrich( Book )

21 editions published in 1972 in 3 languages and held by 505 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 )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and German and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With introductory essays and detailed texts on each artist, this book surveys a rich pictorial tradition, ranging from the quiet introspection of the Romantic era and the gentle charm of Biedermeier to the robust art of Realist and Symbolist painters at the end of the century. Paintings by major artists (including Friedrich, Runge, Menzel, Bocklin, Liebermann and Hodler) are discussed alongside works by less familiar figures whose work deserves greater recognition
Arts of the 19th century by William Vaughan( Book )

in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art in bourgeois society, 1790-1850 /edited by Andrew Hemingway & William Vaughan by Andrew Hemingway( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Constable by William Vaughan( Book )

9 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 )

12 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friedrich by William Vaughan( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The artist's model from Etty to Spencer by Martin Postle( Book )

11 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 )

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

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Encyclopedia of artists
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Vaughan, William H. T. 1943-

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English (286)

French (11)

Spanish (5)

Italian (4)

German (3)

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