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Barber Institute of Fine Arts

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Works: 102 works in 247 publications in 2 languages and 2,973 library holdings
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The Blue bower : Rossetti in the 1860s by Paul Spencer-Longhurst( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-82) is best known for his contribution to the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, of which he was a founding member in 1848. By 1853 he and his colleagues, John Everett Millais and William Holman Hunt, had gone their separate ways and Rossetti retreated into a medieval fantasy world. He concentrated on themes from the life and works of his namesake Dante Alighieri and from Malory's legends of King Arthur, depicting these and other poetic subjects exclusively in watercolour. In 1859 his art changed again. He reverted to oil-painting and produced a series of idealized and symbolic portraits of 'stunners' - beautiful women shown at close range in exotic settings - who were to become his staple subject matter for the rest of his career. Rossetti's themes emphasize the female domination of men, often linking it with male destruction. His symbolic use of flowers and of motifs drawn from Japanese and Oriental art in these 'subjectless' pictures mark him out as a founder of the Aesthetic Movement in Britain and a precursor of European Symbolism." "This exhibition, held to mark both the millennium and the centenary of the University of Birmingham, focuses on a selection of languorous beauties painted between c. 1860 and 1870. Its centrepiece is The Blue Bower, a masterpiece that Rossetti executed in 1865, using his housekeeper and mistress, Fanny Cornforth, as model. This seminal picture is explored within the context of the artist's development and personal circumstances during the 1860s. The reasons for his change of style and medium are investigated and particular attention is paid to his relationships with women, especially Fanny Cornforth, Lizzie Siddal, Alexa Wilding and Jane Morris. The exhibition explores thematic links with the history and literature of the period. It also discusses Rossetti's connections with the Old Masters, notably Titian and the Venetians, and with his contemporaries, including Whistler, Courbet, Burne-Jones and Munch."--Jacket
Moonrise over Europe : J.C. Dahl and romantic landscape by Paul Spencer-Longhurst( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Norwegian artist Johan Christian Dahl (1788-1857) was among the foremost European landscape painters of the nineteenth century. From 1823 he lived largely in Dresden, where he shared a house with the leading German Romantic landscapist, Caspar David Friedrich (1777-1840)." "Concentrating on Dahl, Friedrich and their northern European contemporaries, this book vividly explores a new fascination with the theme of moonlight shown by Romantic artists, writers and musicians during the period c. 1770-1860"--Jacket
Catalogue of the printed music and music manuscripts before 1801 in the Music Library of the University of Birmingham Barber Institute of Fine Arts by Barber Institute of Fine Arts( Book )

8 editions published in 1976 in English and German and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Gainsborough : the harvest wagon : Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, 28 April-9 July 1995, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 29 July-9 October 1995 by Paul Spencer-Longhurst( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of the paintings, drawings and miniatures in the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham by Barber Institute of Fine Arts( Book )

11 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art for the nation : exhibitions and the London public, 1747-2001 by Brandon Taylor( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The parrot in art : from Dürer to Elizabeth Butterworth by Richard Verdi( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacred and profane : treasures of ancient Egypt from the Myers Collection, Eton College and University of Birmingham( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume displays a treasure trove of ancient Egyptian artefacts from the rarely-seen Myers Collection. It highlights over 80 objects, tracing two and a half millenia of life and death in ancient Egypt
Robert Atkinson, 1883-1952 by Robert Atkinson( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encounters : travel and money in the Byzantine world by Eurydice Georganteli( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In front of nature : the European landscapes of Thomas Fearnley by Thomas Fearnley( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicolas Poussin : Tancred & Erminia : Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, 14 October 1992-3 January 1993 by Richard Verdi( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Court on canvas : tennis in art by Ann Sumner( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tennis in Art celebrates the origins of the game in Birmingham and explores the ways in which tennis has inspired artists from the mid-nineteenth century onwards
Foundations of a collection : the Barber Institute of Fine Arts by Barber Institute of Fine Arts( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is published to mark the 80th anniversary of the foundation of the Barber Institute of Fine Arts at the University of Birmingham, an exceptional cultural resource that combines one of the finest small art galleries in the world with a superb concert hall and research facilities
Matthias Stom : Isaac blessing Jacob : the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, the University of Birmingham, 29 October 1999-16 January 2000 by Matthias Stomer( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rural artists' colonies in Europe, 1870-1910 by Nina Lübbren( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony Van Dyck : 1599-1641, Ecce Homo and the Mocking of Christ by Anthony Van Dyck( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Braco Dimitrijević : triptychos post historicus by Braco Dimitrijević( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of Byzantine coins in the Barber Institute of Fine Arts : principally from the collection of Dr P.D. Whitting, G.M. by Barber Institute of Fine Arts( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of the Barber Institute of Fine Arts : with a list of the collections by Barber Institute of Fine Arts( Book )

8 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Blue bower : Rossetti in the 1860s
Alternative Names
Barber Institute

Barber Institute Birmingham

Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

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University Birmingham Barber Institute

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University of Birmingham Barber Institute

University of Birmingham Barber Institute of Fine Arts

University of Birmingham Birmingham Barber Institute of Fine Arts

University of Birmingham (GB). Barber Institute

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English (147)

German (1)

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Moonrise over Europe : J.C. Dahl and romantic landscapeArt for the nation : exhibitions and the London public, 1747-2001The parrot in art : from Dürer to Elizabeth ButterworthSacred and profane : treasures of ancient Egypt from the Myers Collection, Eton College and University of BirminghamEncounters : travel and money in the Byzantine worldCourt on canvas : tennis in artRural artists' colonies in Europe, 1870-1910