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Henry Scott Tuke

Henry Scott Tuke

by Cicely Robinson
Hardback
Publication Date: 20/04/2021
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Famed for his depictions of sun, sea, and sailing during a late Victorian and Edwardian golden age, the British painter Henry Scott Tuke RA (1858-1929) is an intriguing artistic anomaly. Moving between Cornish-based artist colonies and the London art scene, stylistically Tuke presents a fusion of progressive plein airisme, loose impressionistic handling, and a vivid palette, and yet he was fundamentally an academic painter of exhibition nudes. Though consistently successful throughout his lifetime, in the wake of two world wars Tuke's depictions of bathing boys came to represent a seemingly outmoded epoch. This far-reaching study features new research from leading authorities on Victorian and Edwardian art, including Kenneth McConkey and Michael Hatt. Essays tackle questions of wide-ranging artistic influences, experimental art practice, and a varied reception history. Tuke's repeated portrayal of adolescent male nudes provokes challenging questions about the depiction, exhibition, and reception of the body--especially the young body--both then and now.
ISBN:
9780300247589
9780300247589
Category:
Individual artists
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20-04-2021
Language:
English
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
267x191x15mm
Weight:
1.04kg

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