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(1881—1964) art critic and writer

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aesthetics

aesthetics  

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(Greek sense perception)Kant keeps the ancient Greek usage, in which anything treating of sense perception may be called an aesthetic. The word had earlier been restricted by Baumgarten to the ...
Apes of God

Apes of God  

A novel by Wyndham Lewis, published in 1930. The novel, a satirical roman-à-clef, established Lewis's reputation as the scourge of literary London and ‘Enemy’ of such circles as the Bloomsbury ...
Bloomsbury Group

Bloomsbury Group  

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A group of writers, artists, and philosophers living in or associated with Bloomsbury in the early 20th century. Members of the group, which included Virginia Woolf, Lytton Strachey, Vanessa Bell, ...
British Aesthetics

British Aesthetics  

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For discussions of British aesthetics from the eighteenth century to the present, see Addison; Alison; Arnold; Bell; Berkeley; Blair; Bullough; Burke; Coleridge; Collingwood; Cooper; Dryden; Gerard; ...
Charles Kay Ogden

Charles Kay Ogden  

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 (1889–1957) English book collector of wide-ranging interests.In 1953, he sold his MSS and early printed books, as well as materials on Jeremy Bentham and Lord Brougham, to University College ...
Contemporary Art Society

Contemporary Art Society  

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(CAS)A society formed in London in 1910 to promote contemporary art and to acquire works by living artists for gift or loan to public museums in Britain (and later in the Commonwealth and ...
Duncan Grant

Duncan Grant  

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(b Rothiemurchus, nr. Aviemore, 21 Jan. 1885; d Aldermaston, Berkshire, 8 May 1978).British painter and designer. Through the writer Lytton Strachey (his cousin) he became a member of the Bloomsbury ...
Euston Road School

Euston Road School  

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A group of British painters centred round the ‘School of Drawing and Painting’ that opened in a studio at 12 Fitzroy Street, London, in 1937, and soon transferred to nearby 316 Euston Road. Its ...
formalism

formalism  

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Alleged fault in comp. by Soviet Union composers for which Prokofiev, Shostakovich, and others were officially criticized, esp. in 1948. The criticism is of too much intellectual emphasis on form as ...
Frank Dobson

Frank Dobson  

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(b London, 18 Nov. 1886; d London, 22 July 1963).British sculptor. His early work consisted mainly of paintings, the few surviving examples showing how impressed he was by the Post-Impressionist ...
George Edward Moore

George Edward Moore  

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(1873–?1958)British philosopher, a leading figure in modern analytic philosophy.Born in London, the son of a doctor, Moore was educated at Dulwich College and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he ...
Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein  

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(1874–1946)US writer, who from 1903 lived in Paris, where she became a focus for the American expatriate literary community.Born in Pennsylvania, Gertrude Stein graduated from Radcliffe College in ...
Herbert Read

Herbert Read  

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(1895–1968)After a brief spell as a bank clerk the British writer, critic, and poet Herbert Read studied at Leeds University before serving in the army in the First World War. He became an important ...
Life and Letters

Life and Letters  

A literary monthly periodical founded and edited from 1928 to 1933 by D. MacCarthy. It subsequently continued as Life and Letters Today, and in 1939 absorbed the London Mercury and Bookman, reverting ...
London Group

London Group  

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An exhibiting society of British artists formed in 1913 when the Camden Town Group petered out and its members amalgamated with several other progressive artists. The first president was Harold ...
Omega Workshops

Omega Workshops  

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Decorative arts company founded by Roger Fry in London in 1913 with the twin aims of improving the standard of design in Britain and providing work for the young avant-garde artists in his circle. ...
Post-Impressionism

Post-Impressionism  

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As the name implies, a term used to describe developments after and arising from Impressionism. It was first coined by the English painter and critic Roger Fry (1866–1934), who organized the ...
Raymond Kenneth Elliott

Raymond Kenneth Elliott  

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(1924–)Ray Elliott was born in Plymouth on 6 February 1924. After working locally as a clerk and then doing war service, he studied English at Oxford, graduating in 1951. ...
Roderic O'Conor

Roderic O'Conor  

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(b Milton, Co. Roscommon, 17 Oct. 1860; d Nueil-sur-Layon, nr. Saumur, 18 Mar. 1940).Irish painter and etcher, active for most of his life in France (mainly Paris), where he settled in 1883 after ...
Roger Fry

Roger Fry  

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(b Highgate, Middlesex [now in London], 14 Dec. 1866; d London, 9 Sept. 1934).English critic, painter, and designer. He took a first-class degree in natural sciences at Cambridge in 1888, but was ...

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