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Description: Art for Art’s Sake: Aestheticism in Victorian Painting
Rossetti’s most obvious distinction – that he was both a painter and a poet – also proves to be the most persistent critical problem in discussion of his work in either medium. At an extreme it becomes a gauge of his failure in both: he is too ‘literary’ a painter, or too ‘pictorial’ a poet; or his attempt to unite the two arts only hastens their division in...
PublisherPaul Mellon Centre
Related print edition pages: pp.201-231
Description: The Critical Historians of Art
The present book examines a central tradition within the literature of the visual arts. The foundation of that tradition lay in German philosophical aesthetics of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century and it stretches from roughly 1827 to 1927, from the writing of Hegel and Rumohr to that of Riegl, Wölfflin, Warburg and Panofsky. …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.xv-xxvi

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