Pre-Raphaelite Drawing

Pre-Raphaelite Drawing

by Colin Cruise
     
 

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A comprehensive and superbly illustrated study that reveals for the first time how drawing was central to the activity of making art for the Pre-Raphaelites.See more details below

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A comprehensive and superbly illustrated study that reveals for the first time how drawing was central to the activity of making art for the Pre-Raphaelites.

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Library Journal
Cruise's (art, Aberystwyth Univ., Wales; Love Revealed: Simeon Solomon and the Pre-Raphaelites) book accompanies an exhibition at the Birmingham Art Museum in England, the most comprehensive survey to date of Pre-Raphaelite works on paper. The exhibition stemmed from the museum's large collection of Pre-Raphaelite drawings donated in 1906 by the artist Charles Fairfax Murray. The book successfully demonstrates that the art of drawing was of central importance to the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and its associates. Without a doubt, the four artists emphasized in these pages—William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Edward Burne-Jones—were gifted draftsmen. Other Pre-Raphaelite artists are examined as well, however, as is the diverse subject matter they depicted. Chapters are devoted to academic drawings, particularly of nudes; the exploration of nature in drawings, as influenced by the ideas of John Ruskin; portraits and caricatures; the influence of subjects taken from modern life as well as from biblical and medieval sources; Pre-Raphaelite book illustration; and how drawings were used in the design of stained glass, tiles, furniture, textiles, and other decorative arts. VERDICT This beautifully illustrated book is recommended for readers interested in 19th-century English art and design.—Sandra Rothenberg, Framingham State Univ. Lib., MA

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ISBN-13:
9780500290293
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
02/28/2012

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