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Barber Institute of Fine Arts

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Works: 89 works in 157 publications in 1 language and 2,558 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography‡vCatalogs 
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Classifications: N4396.5, 759.2
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The Blue bower : Rossetti in the 1860s by Paul Spencer-Longhurst ( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 259 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."--BOOK JACKET
Moonrise over Europe : J.C. Dahl and romantic landscape by Paul Spencer-Longhurst ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The son of a fisherman, Dahl initially trained as an artisan painter in Bergen before moving on to the Copenhagen Academy where he decided to become a landscape painter. This book explores the career and significance of the Norwegian artist Johan Christian Dahl within the Romantic Movement
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 )
5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Art for the nation : exhibitions and the London public, 1747-2001 by Brandon Taylor ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 98 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 )
7 editions published in 1952 in English and Undetermined and held by 97 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 )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The parrot in art : from Dürer to Elizabeth Butterworth by Richard Verdi ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts : the University of Birmingham by Richard Verdi ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert Atkinson, 1883-1952 by Robert Atkinson ( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 86 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 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sacred and profane : treasures of ancient Egypt from the Myers Collection, Eton College and University of Birmingham ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In front of nature : the European landscapes of Thomas Fearnley by Thomas Fearnley ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 77 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 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Court on canvas : tennis in art by Ann Sumner ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anthony Van Dyck : 1599-1641, Ecce Homo and the Mocking of Christ by Anthony Van Dyck ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Braco Dimitrijević : triptychos post historicus by Braco Dimitrijević ( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nicolas Poussin : Tancred & Erminia : Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, 14 October 1992-3 January 1993 by Richard Verdi ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Foundations of a collection : the Barber Institute of Fine Arts ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 46 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
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 )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
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Barber Institute of Fine Arts
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University of Birmingham. Barber Institute of Fine Arts.
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