British Baroque - the exhibition catalogue from Tate available to buy at Museum Bookstore

British Baroque

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A fresh and visually rich look at the art of the late Stuart period in Britain

From the Restoration of Charles II in 1660 to the death of Queen Anne in 1714, the late Stuart period was a time of change for Britain. This book, which accompanies a major exhibition at Tate Britain, London, explores how art and architecture was used by the crown, the church, and the aristocracy to project images of power and status in an age when the power of the monarchy was being questioned.

Including the work of the leading painters of the day including Peter Lely, Godfrey Kneller, and James Thornhillit celebrates ambitious grand-scale portraits, the persuasive illusion of mural painting, the brilliant woodcarving of Grinling Gibbons, and magnificent architecture by Christopher Wren, Nicholas Hawksmoor, and John Vanbrugh for St Paul's Cathedral, Hampton Court and Blenheim Palace the great buildings of the age.

Here is the opportunity to encounter a rich, sophisticated, but largely forgotten era of art history.

  • Author: Tabitha Barber, curator of British art, 1500-1750, at Tate
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Date published: February 2020
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1849766814
  • Product Dimensions: 26.7 x 21.0 cm

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