Ford Madox Brown: Pre-Raphaelite Pioneer

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Philip Wilson Publishers, Oct 15, 2011 - Art - 336 pages
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Ford Madox Brown had already pioneered a style of painting which came to be known as Pre-Raphaelite before the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was founded in 1848. His beautifully observed landscapes anticipated the open-air effects of the Impressionists. His art was anti-academic, rejecting easy solutions, prettiness, and conventional Victorian formulae. He depicted children without sentimentality and poor people without condescension. This major monograph provides a general introduction to Brown’s art based on new research; all of his important paintings are included, and each one is illustrated and described.
 

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Julian Treuherz is an independent art historian and curator and an expert on Victorian art. During his time as Keeper of Fine Art at Manchester Art Gallery, he published a book on the gallery's Pre-Raphaelite collection (1980, re-issued in 1993) and an account of Ford Madox Brown's Manchester murals. Kenneth Bendimer is professor of art history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His publications include An Introduction to Victorian Painting (1985) and The Art of Ford Madox Brown (1998).
Angela Thirlwell is a biographer whose books include Into the Frame: The Four Loves of Ford Madox Brown and William and Lucy: The Other Rossettis (2003).

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