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Nature's Truth

  • Livre Relié
  • 264 Nombre de pages
Anne Helmreich is Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Texas Christian University. Her most recent book is The Rise of the Modern ... Lire la suite
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Anne Helmreich is Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Texas Christian University. Her most recent book is The Rise of the Modern Art Market in London, 1850-1939 (2011), coedited with Pamela Fletcher.



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"Truth to Nature, a rallying cry for those artists and critics aiming to reform art-making practices in Great Britain over the course of the nineteenth century, bound together artists as diverse as Pre-Raphaelite John Everett Millais, photographer P. H. Emerson, and bohemian modernist Augustus John. In order to understand "truth, these artists turned to the rising disciplines of science, which offered new insights into physical phenomena, vision, and perception.
Drawing on sources ranging from artists' letters to scientific treatises, Nature's Truth illuminates the dynamic relationship between art and science throughout the nineteenth century. Anne Helmreich reveals how these practices became closely aligned as artists sought to maintain art's relevance in a world increasingly defined by scientific innovation, technological advances, and a rapidly industrializing society. Eventually, despite consensus between artists and critics about the need for "truth to nature, the British arts community sharply contested what constituted truth and how truth to nature as an ideal could be visually represented. By the early twentieth century, the rallying cry could no longer hold the reform movement together. Helmreich's fascinating study shows, however, that this relatively short-lived movement had a profound effect on modern British art.
An insightful examination of changing conceptions of truth and the role of art in modern society, Nature's Truth reframes and recontextualizes our notions of British art.



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"Investigates why nineteenth-century British painters and photographers as diverse as the Pre-Raphaelites, P. H. Emerson, and Augustus John pursued truth to nature, and how contemporary science and philosophy informed their artistic practice and the critical reception of their work"--Provided by publisher.

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Titre: Nature's Truth
Sous-titre: Photography, Painting, and Science in Victorian Britain
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Code EAN: 9780271071145
ISBN: 978-0-271-07114-5
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Pennsylvania State University Press
Genre: Art
nombre de pages: 264
Poids: 1378g
Taille: H241mm x B264mm x T26mm
Année: 2016

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