Basic instincts love, lust and violence in the art of Joseph Highmore (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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Basic instincts love, lust and violence in the art of Joseph Highmore

Author: Jacqueline Riding; Joseph Highmore
Publisher: London Paul Holberton Publishing 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book will re-introduce Joseph Highmore (1692-1780), an artist of status and substance in his day, who is now largely unknown. It takes as its focus Highmore's small oil painting known as The Angel of Mercy (1746, Yale), one of the most shocking and controversial images in 18th-century British art. The book (and exhibition) seek to address this, while encouraging greater interest in, and appreciation for, this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ausstellungskatalog
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline Riding; Joseph Highmore
ISBN: 9781911300281 1911300288
OCLC Number: 1012388154
Notes: Published to accompany the exhibition held at the Foundling Museum in London
Description: 1 v. Illustrationen 26 cm
Responsibility: Jacqueline Riding

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This book will re-introduce Joseph Highmore (1692-1780), an artist of status and substance in his day, who is now largely unknown. It takes as its focus Highmore's small oil painting known as The Angel of Mercy (1746, Yale), one of the most shocking and controversial images in 18th-century British art. The book (and exhibition) seek to address this, while encouraging greater interest in, and appreciation for, this significant British artist. 00Exhibition: Foundling Museum, London, United Kingdom (29.09.-29.12.2017).

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Highmore (1692-1780) was much more than just a society painter ... his connection with the Foundling Hospital alerted him to the inequalities and injustices of his time and to the plight of women and Read more...

 
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