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Chelsea Reach: The brutal friendship of Whistler and Walter Greaves

Chelsea was the artists’ quarter of London for a century.In its climate, boys like Walter and Henry Greaves, apprentices in their father’s boatyard, began to draw and paint riverside scenes, primitive and untaught. Into its bohemianism, a refugee from 1860s upper-middle-class stuffiness, came Whistler – an astonishing new influence, whose pupil and friend Walter Greaves became. For years the friendship prospered; then came Whistler’s resentment, the rejection of Greaves, and the appearance of Oscar Wilde … Later, amazingly, came sudden fame for Walter Greaves, followed by denunciations and a scandal – caused by a muddle, or was it a plot? – about the origin of certain pictures. Who painted which? Chelsea Reach tells the fascinating tale of a friendship and bitter rivalry between artists – James McNeill Whistler and Walter Greaves.Praise for Chelsea Reach:’Here told in fascinating detail is the remarkable story of human and aesthetic relations represented by the friendship between James McNeill Whistler and his devotee, Walter Greaves’ - Times Literary SupplementTom Pocock (1925–2007) served in the Royal Navy (1943–44) before entering journalism as a war correspondent in 1945. He worked as a roving correspondent and feature-writer on the staff of the Hulton Press, the Daily Mail and the Daily Express, as well as being Naval correspondent of The Times and defence correspondent and feature-writer on the London Evening Standard. His biography of Lord Nelson, Nelson and his World, was published in 1968. Pocock lived in Chelsea, on and off, for most of his life and took an active part in local affairs, serving on the councils of the Chelsea Society and the Chelsea Arts Club.

Art in Renaissance Venice

This unit considers the art of Renaissance Venice and how such art was determined in many ways by the city's geographical location and ethnically diverse population. Studying Venice and its art offers a challenge to the conventional notion of Renaissance art as an entirely Italian phenomenon.

The Agency of Things in Medieval and Early Modern Art: Materials, Power and Manipulation (Routledge Research in Art History)

This volume explores the late medieval and early modern periods from the perspective of objects. While the agency of things has been studied in anthropology and archaeology, it is an innovative approach for art historical investigations. Each contributor takes as a point of departure active things: objects that were collected, exchanged, held in hand, carried on a body, assembled, cared for or pawned. Through a series of case studies set in various geographic locations, this volume examines a rich variety of systems throughout Europe and beyond.The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.taylorfrancis.com/doi/view/10.4324/9781315401867, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license

Art, Research, Philosophy

Art, Research, Philosophy explores the emergent field of artistic research: art produced as a contribution to knowledge. As a new subject, it raises several questions: What is art-as-research? Don’t the requirements of research amount to an imposition on the artistic process that dilutes the power of art? How can something subjective become objective? What is the relationship between art and writing? Doesn’t description always miss the particularity of the artwork?This is the first book-length study to show how ideas in philosophy can be applied to artistic research to answer its questions and to make proposals for its future. Clive Cazeaux argues that artistic research is an exciting development in the historical debate between aesthetics and the theory of knowledge. The book draws upon Kant, phenomenology and critical theory to show how the immediacies of art and experience are enmeshed in the structures that create knowledge. The power of art to act on these structures is illustrated through a series of studies that look closely at a number of contemporary artworks.This book will be ideal for postgraduate students and scholars of the visual and creative arts, aesthetics and art theory.The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorandfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781315764610

Art and visual culture: Medieval to modern

This 10-hour free course explored the fundamental issues raised by the study of western art and visual culture over the last millennium.

Renaissance Futurities: Science, Art, Invention

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Renaissance Futurities considers the intersections between artistic rebirth, the new science, and European imperialism in the global early modern world. Charlene Villaseñor Black and Mari-Tere Álvarez take as inspiration the work of Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519), prolific artist and inventor, and other polymaths such as philosopher Giulio “Delminio” Camillo (1480–1544), physician and naturalist Francisco Hernández de Toledo (1514–1587), and writer Miguel de Cervantes (1547–1616). This concern with futurity is inspired by the Renaissance itself, a period defined by visions of the future, as well as by recent theorizing of temporality in Renaissance and Queer Studies. This transdisciplinary volume is at the cutting edge of the humanities, medical humanities, scientific discovery, and avant-garde artistic expression.

Delacroix

This 16-hour free course explored the work of Delacroix and how his paintings relate to the cultural transition from Enlightenment to Romanticism.

MusA(C)e du Louvre

This 4-hour free course explored the development of the Louvre, the importance of art through history and the impact of personality and conflict.

Art And Sketches Part 2 : Art book the artwork of Julie Anderson black female artist 2021

This is the collection of recent work from Julie Anderson in an ongoing series of art books to come. She focuses on a body of diverse work in style and techniques.

David Hume

This 16-hour free course explored Hume's views on death, and shifts in attitude towards death and religious belief in late eighteenth-century Europe.

Introducing the Classical world

This 20-hour free course introduced the Classical world through the various sources of information used by scholars.

The body in antiquity

This 5-hour free course explored the concept of the body in Greek and Roman civilisation and its importance for our understanding of ancient society.

Studying the arts and humanities

This 4-hour free course introduced the study of the arts and humanities, and explored skills and techniques required for learning at a distance.

Hadrian's Rome

This 10-hour free course explored the city of Rome during the reign of the emperor Hadrian and the impact Hadrian had on the appearance of the city.

Altro Evo Art Book Illustrations: Digital Painting: Sword and Sorcery Fantasy ArtBook on the Day of the Dragon (Fantasy Action Series from Altro Evo 0)

"The Day of the Dragon" is the first adventure of "Altro Evo" series, fantasy tales of Sword and Sorcery, adventurous and self-contained.

This fantasy tale inspired a small series of digital illustrations and a journey in the imagination, in the digital painting and storytelling.

This ebook is the story of the illustrations made for "The Day of the Dragon".

First Chapter of the "The Day of the Dragon" is included.

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Find more content and illustrations on www.AltroEvo.com

Episodes of Altro Evo are:

* "The Day of the Dragon"

* "Kafra the Magnificent"

* "Ugly as Death"

Altro Evo is a series of adventures in an alternate fantasy world (some sort of Sword & Sorcery magic-punk).

Every ebook has a different hero, the story is independent but closely connected to the other episodes. All events take place over the same day, within the walls of the same old city, like a jigsaw puzzle.

The series can be read in any order and each one is a self-contained ebook.