Roger Fry: A Biography

Roger Fry: A Biography

by Virginia Woolf
     
 

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Roger Eliot Fry (14 December 1866 � 9 September 1934) was an English artist and art critic, and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. Establishing his reputation as a scholar of the Old Masters, he became an advocate of more recent developments in French painting, to which he gave the name Post-Impressionism. He was the first figure to raise public awareness of modern art

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Roger Eliot Fry (14 December 1866 � 9 September 1934) was an English artist and art critic, and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. Establishing his reputation as a scholar of the Old Masters, he became an advocate of more recent developments in French painting, to which he gave the name Post-Impressionism. He was the first figure to raise public awareness of modern art in Britain, and emphasized the formal properties of paintings over the "associated ideas" conjured in the viewer by their representational content. He was described by the art historian Kenneth Clark as "incomparably the greatest influence on taste since Ruskin ... In so far as taste can be changed by one man, it was changed by Roger Fry".

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ISBN-13:
2940150762176
Publisher:
Harcourt, Brace and Company
Publication date:
08/11/2014
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
658,237
File size:
1 MB

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