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The first major survey of Simeon Solomon's varied and dramatic career reconsiders the artist's life and work, his relationship to Pre-Raphaelitism and Aestheticism and his influence on late 19th century art. Six introductory essays, written by experts, provide new insights into his key works and their contexts, while the plates reproduce paintings and drawings rarely seenThe first major survey of Simeon Solomon's varied and dramatic career reconsiders the artist's life and work, his relationship to Pre-Raphaelitism and Aestheticism and his influence on late 19th century art. Six introductory essays, written by experts, provide new insights into his key works and their contexts, while the plates reproduce paintings and drawings rarely seen since their first showing. This study provides a full assessment of Solomon's work in oil and watercolour, drawing and illustration, and also re-appraises works by his friends and associates, among them Gabriel Rossetti and Edward Burne-Jones. Solomon introduced themes of sexual desire into British painting, charging it with a new poetry and sensuality, and this volume offers a unique opportunity to rediscover what Oscar Wilde called the 'strange genius' of an extraordinary outsider of British art. Black & white and colour....

Title : Love Revealed: Simeon Solomon And the Pre-raphaelites
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ISBN : 9781858943114
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 192 Pages
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Love Revealed: Simeon Solomon And the Pre-raphaelites Reviews

  • Larry-bob Roberts
    2019-03-11 10:42

    Queer Pre-Raphaelite painter, recommended by Matmos. I went and looked at the SF Public Library's copy. I'm pretty partial to Pre-Raphaelite art and photography anyway, and it's an extra bonus that Simeon Solomon was queer. Solomon was also Jewish, and many of his early paintings illustrate stories from the Torah and religious rituals. At a certain point he adds in classical themes and allegories, and there are paintings for instance of Sappho and Erinna (google that) and of gatherings of people where there are female-female and male-male couples. There's a painting of a winged figure of love speaking to a group of schoolboys who are embracing each other.Everything came crashing down after Solomon was arrested in a public toilet and he was put on trial. The last 30 years of his life were affected by this, and he was at times homeless or in the poorhouse. Oscar Wilde remained a fan, and after Wilde's imprisonment, drawings by Solomon that he had were auctioned. The book contains essays by various writers about different aspects of Solomon's art and life. I spent quite a while reading it and looking at the art at the library, and would like to have my own copy.

  • Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides
    2019-02-27 04:59

    To be honest, I did a lot of skimming and looking at the pictures here. But I am impressed by the number of works reprinted here. And what I saw of the essays suggests that this is a nice, well-researched, well-written collection of material on an obscure but interesting painter.