British Baroque , 2020
- British Baroque : power and illusion / edited by Tabitha Barber ; with contributions by Tim Batchelor, Anthony Geraghty, Lydia Hamlett, James Legard, Amy Lim and David A.H.B. Taylor.
- Alternate Title(s):
- Power and illusion
- London : Tate, 2020.
- Physical Description:
- 176 pages : color illustrations, portraits, plans ; 27 cm
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- Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-163) and index.
"This exhibition catalogue presents a fresh and visually breath-taking new look at the art of the late Stuart period in Britain (1660-1714). From the Restoration of Charles II in 1660 to the death of Queen Anne in 1714, the late Stuart period was a time of great change for Britain, and a rich, sophisticated, but largely overlooked era of art history. This exhibition book, created to accompany Tate Britain's 2020 exhibition British Baroque: Power & Illusion, explores how art and architecture were used by the crown, the church, and the aristocracy to project images of status in an age when the power of the monarchy was being questioned. Featuring the work of the leading painters of the day -- including Peter Lely, Godfrey Kneller, and James Thornhill -- it celebrates ambitious grand-scale portraits, the persuasive illusion of mural painting, the brilliant woodcarving of Grinling Gibbons, and the magnificent architecture of the great buildings of the age by Christopher Wren, Nicholas Hawksmoor, and John Vanbrugh"--Publisher's description.
Catalog of an exhibition held at Tate Britain, London, 5 February - 19 April, 2020.
- Subject Terms:
- Architecture, Baroque -- Great Britain -- Exhibitions.Architecture, Baroque.Art, Baroque -- Great Britain -- Exhibitions.Art, Baroque.Art, British -- 17th century -- Exhibitions.Art, British -- 18th century -- Exhibitions.Art, British.Arts, Baroque -- Great Britain -- Exhibitions.Arts, Baroque.BarockGreat Britain.GroebritannienHöfische KunstKunstMäzenatentumStuart Familie
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