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Myrone, Martin

Works: 50 works in 203 publications in 2 languages and 4,846 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Catalogs  Biographies  Caricatures and cartoons 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: ND497.G2, 759.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Martin Myrone
Most widely held works by Martin Myrone
Thomas Gainsborough : 1727-1788 by Thomas Gainsborough( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) was one of the masters of 18th-century art. This stunning book, published to accompany a major international exhibition covering the artist's entire career, reveals the sheer range, quality, and originality of Gainsborough's work, from his engagingly naturalistic landscapes and touching images of children to his sophisticated and glamorous society portraits. In their revealing essay, Michael Rosenthal and Martin Myrone explore Gainsborough's dynamic involvement with the social world of his day, while other essays explore his subtle approach to the lucrative world of fashionable portraiture and the often pointed social commentary behind his seductive landscapes. This volume provides new and refreshing insights into Gainsborough as an artist who succeeded in creating an experimental and modern art for his own time, and whose works remain vital and rewarding today
Gothic nightmares : Fuseli, Blake and the Romantic imagination by Martin Myrone( Book )

14 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gothic nightmares explorers the taste for weird, supernatural and fantastic themes in British art between 1770 and 1830
Henry Fuseli by Martin Myrone( Book )

15 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Painter, poet, critic and teacher, Henry Fuseli (1741-1825) is one of the most idiosyncratic figures in the history of British art. His work has always been the subject of speculation, gossip and fantasy." "This book offers a completely new interpretation of the artist, placing him firmly in the context of a period of traumatic social, cultural and political revolution. Martin Myrone explores his career from his early work in London and Rome to his old age, the period of his greatest professional success when he exerted a profound influence on a whole generation of younger British artists. A vivid image of the artist emerges, revealing Fuseli as a seminal figure in the development of modern art."--Jacket
Bodybuilding : reforming masculinities in British art 1750-1810 by Martin Myrone( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The heroic male body underwent a radical transformation in late eighteenth-century British art. This study follows that transformation, in a discussion that focuses upon a period in which a modern art world was established, taking into account the lives and careers of a succession of major figures - from Benjamin West and Gavin Hamilton, to Henry Fuseli, John Haxman and William Blake - and influential institutions, from the Royal Academy through to the commercial galleries of the 1790s. Organised around the historical traumas of the Seven Years War (1750-63), the Wars of American Independence (1775-83) and the French Revolution and Revolutionary Wars (1789-1815), Bodybuilding places the visual representation of the hero at the heart of a series of narratives about social and economic change, gender identity and the transformation of cultural value on the eve of modernity." "Combining visual analysis, social history and masculinity studies, Bodybuilding effects a vivid image of this critical period in Britain's cultural history and establishes on ambitious new framework for the study of late eighteenth-century art and gender."--BOOK JACKET
Representing Britain, 1500-2000 : 100 works from Tate collections by Tate Britain (Gallery)( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Blake book by Martin Myrone( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Blake Book' provides a thorough introduction to the life and work of William Blake, and draws on the vast array of contemporary scholarship, providing a clear-headed overview of Blake's writings and paintings
Producing the past : aspects of antiquarian culture and practice, 1700-1850 by Martin Myrone( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Antiquarianism, which had its roots in Renaissance thought, was a popular intellectual and cultural pursuit throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The antiquarian work of collecting, compiling and presenting material which exposed the past was seminal to the formation of social and national identities. These essays evaluate the cultural and political implications of antiquarianism in the period 1700-1850. The volume also considers how the antiquarians laid the foundations of later museum culture and the discipline of history."--Jacket
George Stubbs by Martin Myrone( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Martin : apocalypse by John Martin( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Martin's spectacular paintings, featuring panoramic scenes of battles, biblical catastrophes and the vastness of nature, moved and astonished viewers in his own day. The legacy of his apocalyptic imagery remains clearly visible today, in art, popular culture and blockbuster cinema. Yet his success was controversial: many critics thought his work vulgar and misguided, and were further confused by Martin;s engagement with science, engineering and public affairs. Perhaps as a result, he has been unjustly neglected by modern art history. This long-overdue reassessment surveys the full range of Martin's achievement, examining the paintings and prints that made him famous, as well as his astoundingly accomplished watercolours. With many stunning illustrations capturing the full drama of Martin's vision, the book also includes searching essays by leading authorities on his life and work, providing new insights into the career of an extordinary and driven artist with a perpetually enquiring mind."--P [4] of cover
Rude Britannia : British comic art by Tim Batchelor( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Put together with some the country's best-known cartoonists and comedy writers, this exhibition explores British comic art from the 1600s to the present day. Bringing together a wide array of paintings, sculptures, film and photography, as well as graphic art and comic books, the exhibition celebrates a rich history of cartooning and visual jokes. The room on the Absurd is curated by comedian Harry Hill, and includes such diverse materials as Alice in Wonderland illustrations, David Shrigley's sculpture, and films by Edwina Ashton and Oliver Michaels. Within the Bawdy, Donald McGill's smutty seaside postcards can be seen with works by artists as different as Aubrey Beardsley, Sarah Lucas, and Grayson Perry. The rooms exploring Politics, Social Satire and Cruikshank's Victorian masterpiece The Worship of Bacchus, have been put together with Gerald Scarfe, Steve Bell, and the cartoonists from Viz. These show the power of comic art as a form of social and political commentary throughout history, from satires of Georgian society by Rowlandson and Gillray to Spitting Image's damning Thatcher puppet. Looking at comedy that is both timeless and of-its-time, Rude Britannia contrasts contemporary artists such as Angus Fairhurst with key historical pieces, and covers everything from Hogarth to the YBAs
Gainsborough by William Vaughan( Book )

13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of art by British portrait artist Thomas Gainsborough who made his mark in the 1700's
The gothic reader : a critical anthology( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gothic Reader brings together texts and images from the origins of Gothic art and writing up to the 20th century. It is the first publication to present the Gothic through both the visual arts and literature, helping to establish a new framework for its analysis and appreciation. Writers represented include Ann Radcliffe, Mary Shelley, and Horace Walpole; artists include William Blake, Henry Fuseli, and J.M.W. Turner. The anthology encompasses novels, essays and criticism, letters and memoirs, and pieces from contemporary newspapers and magazines, in an engaging, stimulating book for the general reader
Tate Britain companion : a guide to British art by Penelope Curtis( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With entries on over 170 artworks representing the unrivaled collection at Tate Britain, this handbook provides a lively and informative introduction to the story of art in Britain over the last 500 years. Presented chronologically, the works provide a fascinating insight into British history as well as the evolution of British art
Court, country, city : British art and architecture, 1660-1735( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The late 17th and early 18th centuries saw profound changes in Britain and in its visual arts. This volume provides fresh perspectives on the art of the late Stuart and early Georgian periods, focusing on the concepts, spaces, and audiences of court, country, and city as reflected in an array of objects, materials, and places. The essays discuss the revolutionary political and economic circumstances of the period, which not only forged a new nation-state but also provided a structural setting for artistic production and reception. Essays cover such diverse topics as tapestry in the age of Charles II and painting in the court of Queen Anne; male friendship portraits; mezzotint and the exchange between painting and print; the interpretation of genres such as still life and marine painting; the concept of remembered places; courtly fashion and furnishing; the codification of rules for painting; and the development of aesthetic theory"--
Watercolour in Britain( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thought provoking yet accessible survey of the art of watercolour in Britain will provide a visual feast. Themed sections examine watercolour's place; its use to portray travels; the versatility of the medium and watercolour as a means of visionary expression
Seen in my visions : a descriptive catalogue of pictures by William Blake( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scale and range of Blake's ambition are made plain, along with his theories on painting, his unsparing critiques of other artists and some extraordinary insights into the working of his mind
Nicolai Abildgaard : revolution embodied by Nicolai Abildgaard( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and Danish and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British folk art by Jeff McMillan( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folk art is an established subject in many countries; however, in Britain the genre remains elusive, and this publication will accompany the first major survey of the subject. Rarely considered in the context of art history, folk art has been viewed as part of social history or folklore studies. This publication unites an extraordinary selection of objects, exploring the threshold between art and artefact and challenging perceptions of "high art". While much folk art is anonymous, this book also presents works by a number of prominent individuals. Among these key figures are George Smart the tailor of Frant, eminent embroiderer Mary Linwood, ship carver and fairground artist Arthur Andersen, and Cornish painter Alfred Wallis. The in-depth discussions of these artists aim to reassess their position in art history, and to examine their often-neglected role in the story of art in Britain.Exhibition: Tate Britain, London, UK (10.6.-7.9.2014)
John Martin : sketches of my life by John Martin( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Martin : apocalypse by Martin Myrone( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Martin (1789-1854) is one of the most extraordinary figures in British art. His large-scale, dramatic paintings, encompassing catastrophe, war, apocalypse and nature on an epic scale, were the disaster movies of their day. This title presents a comprehensive reassessment of his career
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Thomas Gainsborough : 1727-1788
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マイロン, マーティン

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Gothic nightmares : Fuseli, Blake and the Romantic imaginationHenry FuseliBodybuilding : reforming masculinities in British art 1750-1810Representing Britain, 1500-2000 : 100 works from Tate collectionsThe Blake bookProducing the past : aspects of antiquarian culture and practice, 1700-1850George StubbsJohn Martin : apocalypse