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  • The Art of G.F. Watts
  • Nicholas Tromans
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  • 06 June 2018
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The Art of G.F. Watts Read & Download ↠ 104 He became a cult figure obsessively returning to a series of subjects describing the fundamental themes of existence – love life death hope Engaging in turn with Romanticism the Pre Raphaelites the Aesthetic Movement and Symbolism Watts remained true to his own personal vision of the evolution of humanity As a portraitist Watts set out to capture the essence of the great characters of 19th century Britain donating his finest portraits to the National Portrait Gallery in London Watts’s portraits of figures such as William Morris John Stuart Mill and the poets Tennyson and Swinburne have become the classic images of these cultural celebrities whileintimate portraits such as Choosing showing the artist’s first wife the actress Ellen Terry are among the most popular of all British portraits During the 1880s Watts emerged from his cult status to be embraced by the public Feted as the g

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The Art of G.F. Watts Read & Download ↠ 104 Published to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of GF Watts this book provides a lively and engaging introduction to one of the most charismatic figures in the history of British art Covering all aspects of Watts’s career it places him back at the centre of the visual culture of the 19th century George Frederic Watts 1817–1904 was one of the great artists of the 19th century As a young man Watts exhibited alongside Turner and by the end of his long career he was influential upon Picasso Sculptor portraitist and creator of classic Symbolist imagery Watts was seen also asthan an artist – a philanthropic visionary whose art charted the progress of humanity in the modern world After four years in Italy in the 1840s Watts was recognized as a Renaissance master reborn in the Victorian age Nicknamed ‘Signor’ and working in isolation from the mainstream commercial art world

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The Art of G.F. Watts Read & Download ↠ 104 Reat modern master even as “England’s Michelangelo” he was given large retrospective exhibitions in London and at the Metropolitan Museum in New York His reputation grew also in Europe where the Symbolists revered him as one of their great exemplars Watts’s most celebrated works such as Love and Life Hope and the epic sculpture Physical Energy were reproduced globally and their fame was unsurpassed within contemporary art in the years around 1900 By this time Watts had acuired a country home in Surrey – Limnerslease – around which he and his second wife the designer Mary Watts built a type of utopian settlement which has recently been restored and opened to the public as Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village By the end of his life Watts was a national figure an inspirational artist who had found a meaningful role for art as a catalyst for social change and community integrati