Painting Out of the Ordinary: Modernity and the Art of Everday Life in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain

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At the height of the Napoleonic Wars, a new generation of painters led by the precociously talented David Wilkie took London's art world by storm. Their novel approach to the depiction of everyday life marked the beginning a trajectory that links the art of the Age of Revolution with the postmodern culture of today. What emerged from the imagery of Wilkie and other early 19th-century British genre painters--among them William Mulready, Edward Bird, and the controversial watercolorist Thomas Heaphy--was a sense that common ...

Painting Out of the Ordinary: Modernity and the Art of Everday Life in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain 2008, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300140613

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