Love Revealed: Simeon Solomon And the Pre-raphaelites

Love Revealed Simeon Solomon And the Pre raphaelites The first major survey of Simeon Solomon s varied and dramatic career reconsiders the artist s life and work his relationship to Pre Raphaelitism and Aestheticism and his influence on late th centu

  • Title: Love Revealed: Simeon Solomon And the Pre-raphaelites
  • Author: Victoria Osborne Colin Cruise Debra N. Mancoff Roberto C. Ferrari Elizabeth Prettejohn
  • ISBN: 9781858943114
  • Page: 288
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The first major survey of Simeon Solomon s varied and dramatic career reconsiders the artist s life and work, his relationship to Pre Raphaelitism and Aestheticism and his influence on late 19th century art Six introductory essays, written by experts, provide new insights into his key works and their contexts, while the plates reproduce paintings and drawings rarely seenThe first major survey of Simeon Solomon s varied and dramatic career reconsiders the artist s life and work, his relationship to Pre Raphaelitism and Aestheticism and his influence on late 19th century art Six introductory essays, written by experts, provide new insights into his key works and their contexts, while the plates reproduce paintings and drawings rarely seen since their first showing This study provides a full assessment of Solomon s work in oil and watercolour, drawing and illustration, and also re appraises works by his friends and associates, among them Gabriel Rossetti and Edward Burne Jones Solomon introduced themes of sexual desire into British painting, charging it with a new poetry and sensuality, and this volume offers a unique opportunity to rediscover what Oscar Wilde called the strange genius of an extraordinary outsider of British art Black white and colour.

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    1. Queer Pre-Raphaelite painter, recommended by Matmos. I went and looked at the SF Public Library's copy. I'm pretty partial to Pre-Raphaelite art and photography anyway, and it's an extra bonus that Simeon Solomon was queer. Solomon was also Jewish, and many of his early paintings illustrate stories from the Torah and religious rituals. At a certain point he adds in classical themes and allegories, and there are paintings for instance of Sappho and Erinna (google that) and of gatherings of people [...]

    2. To be honest, I did a lot of skimming and looking at the pictures here. But I am impressed by the number of works reprinted here. And what I saw of the essays suggests that this is a nice, well-researched, well-written collection of material on an obscure but interesting painter.

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