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Dynasties

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Full colour throughout, Dynasties was the first exhibition to study the full range of painting from Tudor and Jacobean times since Sir Roy Strong's ground-breaking exhibition 'The Elizabethan Image' shown at the Tate to much acclaim in 1970. This was a period both of great political change and major cultural achievements, but the paintings remain comparatively unknown. The term dynasaties is typically associated with monarch and the great families that rose to power during the course of the century, but the term is equally applicable to the artists themselves whose standing rose significantly in the period. Unusually, the exhibition sets the British art of this time in a European context, a theme that the Tate was keen to emphasise. The continuing popularity of the Tudors and Stuarts owes much to the powerful and glittering portraits that survive from their era. From the arrival of Holbein in 1526 to the work of Rubens a century later, the dynasties found artists who fully captured the confident spirit of the times. More than 150 works from public and private collections are gathered together in this book. They range from monumental full-length paintings to exquisite miniatures of the monarchs and their courtiers, as well as sculptures and tapestry and they span just over 100 years -broadly the century between the arrival of the German artist Hans Holbein the Younger, in search of employment at the court of Henry VIII, and that of the Flemish Anthony Van Dyck, invited to England by Charles I. The selection has been made by Karen Hearn, Assistant Keeper in the British Collection at the Tate Gallery, who has written the catalogue entries with a team of other leading experts. The detailed and often revelatory information they contain is the result of much intensive research. In the Conservation Department of the Tate Gallery, a technical examination by Rica Jones of a number of the works has shed new light on artists' working practices, which is fully documented here

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Author(s):
Karen Hearn
Condition:
Used: good
EAN-13:
9781854371577
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9781854371577
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
256
Publisher:
Tate

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Full colour throughout, Dynasties was the first exhibition to study the full range of painting from Tudor and Jacobean times since Sir Roy Strong's ground-breaking exhibition 'The Elizabethan Image' shown at the Tate to much acclaim in 1970. This was a period both of great political change and major cultural achievements, but the paintings remain comparatively unknown. The term dynasaties is typically associated with monarch and the great families that rose to power during the course of the century, but the term is equally applicable to the artists themselves whose standing rose significantly in the period. Unusually, the exhibition sets the British art of this time in a European context, a theme that the Tate was keen to emphasise. The continuing popularity of the Tudors and Stuarts owes much to the powerful and glittering portraits that survive from their era. From the arrival of Holbein in 1526 to the work of Rubens a century later, the dynasties found artists who fully captured the confident spirit of the times. More than 150 works from public and private collections are gathered together in this book. They range from monumental full-length paintings to exquisite miniatures of the monarchs and their courtiers, as well as sculptures and tapestry and they span just over 100 years -broadly the century between the arrival of the German artist Hans Holbein the Younger, in search of employment at the court of Henry VIII, and that of the Flemish Anthony Van Dyck, invited to England by Charles I. The selection has been made by Karen Hearn, Assistant Keeper in the British Collection at the Tate Gallery, who has written the catalogue entries with a team of other leading experts. The detailed and often revelatory information they contain is the result of much intensive research. In the Conservation Department of the Tate Gallery, a technical examination by Rica Jones of a number of the works has shed new light on artists' working practices, which is fully documented here

Author(s):
Karen Hearn
Condition:
Used: good
EAN-13:
9781854371577
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9781854371577
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
256
Publisher:
Tate

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