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Art Monthly

Art Monthly  

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British art magazine founded in 1976 by Peter Townsend (1919–2006), formerly editor of Studio International, and the American collector Jack Wendler, who had previously run a small London gallery ...
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A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (3 ed.)

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2015
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Art & Architecture
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282 words

...politicized debates about contemporary art. Townsend's radical past (he had been a supporter of the Chinese revolution and met Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai ) may have had something to do with this, but it also reflected a strong current, especially among the young, on the London art scene. An important early contributor was Peter Fuller , who conducted aggressive interviews with leading contemporary artists including Anthony Caro and Jasper Johns , as well as the art dealer Leslie Waddington ( 1934–2015 ), identified by art world radicals in the late...

East, Alfred (Sir)

East, Alfred (Sir) (15 December 1844)   Reference library

Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators

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2013

...He was knighted in 1910 and became a Royal Academician in 1913 . He left a collection of his work to the town of Kettering under the condition that the works be housed in a gallery. The Alfred East Art Gallery was opened in July 1913 . East was closely connected with the London art scene and played an important role in the artistic groups to which he belonged. He is considered a representative of late 19th century English landscape painting and was also an engraver of note. He spent time in Japan where he produced a number of sketches and paintings informed...

Lewis, Wyndham

Lewis, Wyndham   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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2006
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Literature
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1,900 words

... Hitler waxed embarrassingly poetic about the role the German leader would and could offer the new modern world. Lewis's formal retraction, The Hitler Cult ( 1939 ), given its historical moment, struck its audience as too little too late. He was never forgiven: not by the London art scene, not by the critical English-speaking public at large—not then, and not now. Nonetheless, there is no denying that Men Without Art ( 1934 ) is a superb book of literary criticism, being one of the first to recognize, for example, William Faulkner . Men Without Art also...

Hulme, T. E.

Hulme, T. E.   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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2006
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2,065 words

...reveals much about how ideas circulated during the most formative years of modernism and avant-gardism in Britain. It was largely through short published articles and letters, a handful of poems, lectures, translations, and personal contact with members of the flourishing London art scene that Hulme's ideas were initially disseminated throughout prewar Britain. Early Life and Writing Hulme was born 16 September 1883 in Endon, Staffordshire, England. The oldest of three children of Thomas and Mary Hulme , he attended Newcastle High School for Boys, where...

Victorian fairy painting

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The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

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2005
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Literature
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3,200 words

...Fleeing the Dawn ( 1837 ) with deliberately asymmetrical compositions, an innovative use of body language and expression, and a robustly applied paint surface. Neither Danby's nor Scott's fairy paintings would have much of an immediate impact upon the Royal Academy and the London art scene, however. Danby, despite the popularity of such fantasy landscape paintings as The Enchanted Island ( 1825 ) and The Wood-Nymph's Hymn to the Rising Sun ( 1845 ) suffered from a covert ostracization within the academic hierarchy, while Scott, despite a legendary...

Victorian fairy painting

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Richard A. Schindler

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales (2 ed.)

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2015
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Literature
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3,195 words

...Fleeing the Dawn ( 1837 ) with deliberately asymmetrical compositions, an innovative use of body language and expression, and a robustly applied paint surface. Neither Danby’s nor Scott’s fairy paintings would have much of an immediate impact upon the Royal Academy and the London art scene, however. Danby, despite the popularity of such fantasy landscape paintings as The Enchanted Island ( 1825 ) and The Wood-Nymph’s Hymn to the Rising Sun ( 1845 ) suffered from a covert ostracization within the academic hierarchy, while Scott, despite a legendary...

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