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Henry Fuseli

Author: Martin Myrone; Henry Fuseli
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2001.
Series: British artists.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Henry Fuseli; Henry Fuseli
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Myrone; Henry Fuseli
ISBN: 0691089396 9780691089393
OCLC Number: 47646251
Description: 80 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: 'Both Turk and Jew' --
'The wild painter' --
'Shockingly mad, madder than ever' --
'Humour, pathos, terror, blood' --
'The dark chambers of the mind'.
Series Title: British artists.
Responsibility: Martin Myrone.
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"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.

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