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Painting Out of the Ordinary : Modernity and the Art of Everday Life in Early Nineteenth-Century England (Hardcover)

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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 people were increasingly bound up with the exceptional events of history, that traditional boundaries between country and city were melting away, and that a more regularized and dynamic present was everywhere encroaching upon the customary patterns of the past.


Publisher Paul Mellon Ctr for Studies
Mfg Part# 9780300140613
SKU 208120142
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0300140614
Release Date 8/20/2008
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0270
Publisher Yale University Press
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