Gwen John

Author by : Sue Roe
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Publisher by : Random House
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Description : In 1942, at the height of his fame, Augustus John predicted that 'fifty years from now I shall be known as the brother of Gwen John'. Gwen John (1876 - 1939) is indeed now recognised as a great artistic innovator, yet for years her life remained shrouded in the myth of the solitary recluse. Born in Pembrokeshire, Gwen followed her brother to the Slade. Her future was bound up with Augustus, his women and his coteries, yet she was also daring and highly original, living determinedly in her own way. Defiant yet shy, she painted and modelled amid the Bohemian circles of early twentieth-century Paris and embarked on a long, intense love affair with France's most legendary artistic figure, the sculptor Rodin. A friend of Symbolist poets and post-Impressionist painters, later she turned increasingly to religion, achieving a deep serenity which masked her inner turbulence, creating her haunting paintings - delicate, austere, restrained and still. Based on her lively and passionate unpublished letters and copiously illustrated, this vivid new biography challenges our prejudices about the ways we evaluate women artists and finally uncovers the life of this ardent and complicated personality, one of the finest artists of her day. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.


Gwen John

Author by : Alicia Foster
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Publisher by : Tate Publishing (UK)
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Description : Gwen John (1876-1939) was an artist with a singular vision, one whose intense gaze produced some of the most beguiling and atmospheric paintings of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This concise survey of her life and work places John--often unfairly thought of as a recluse--at the artistic heart of London and Paris. A seminal figure within these circles, her work is reappraised in that context and explored in terms of the alliances and differences John had with her contemporaries. Gwen John's representation of the female nude, her paintings of interiors, and the effect of her Catholic faith on her work are all discussed. The author also discusses the key relationship between John's position as a woman artist and her lifelong fascination with the portrayal of the female sitter.


Gwen John

Author by : Alicia Foster
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Publisher by : Tate Gallery Publishing Limited
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Description : Gwen John's career spanned the last decade of the 19th century and the early decades of the 20th century. This new work places the artist at the centre of the cities where she worked rather than reiterating the myth of Gwen John as a recluse.


Gwen John

Author by : Mary Taubman
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Publisher by : Ashgate Publishing
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Gwen John

Author by : Cecily Langdale
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Publisher by : Rizzoli International Publications
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Description : Profiles the life of the British artist, analyzes her artistic style, and examines the development of her painting


Gwen John

Author by : Sue Roe
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Publisher by : Farrar Straus & Giroux
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Description : Drawn from her vivid and passionate unpublished letters, a stunning biography, filled with gorgeous illustrations, details the life of the complex and rebellious artist who painted and modeled amidst the Bohemian circles of early twentieth-century Paris, where she become involved with Rodin, the legendary French sculptor.


Nomadic Narratives Visual Forces

Author by : Maria Tamboukou
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Publisher by : Peter Lang
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Description : Nomadic Narratives, Visual Forces explores issues, questions, and problems emerging in the analysis of epistolary and visual narratives. This book focuses in particular on Gwen John's letters and paintings. It offers an innovative theoretical approach to narrative analysis by drawing on Foucault's theory of power, Deleuze and Guattari's analytics of desire, and Cavarero's concept of the narratable self. Furthermore, it examines the use of letters as documents of life in narrative research and highlights the dynamics of spatiality in the constitution of the female self in art. This study brings together theoretical insights that emerge from the analysis of life documents---some of them previously unpublished---combining innovative research with specific methodological suggestions on doing narrative analysis. "The most thoughtful integration of paintings and epistolary narrative that I know. Nomadic Narratives, Visual Forces shows how letters do more than depict the `real' painter; the analysis problematizes the relations between visual and written texts. Insights from the author's meticulous archival research with autobiographical materials engage dynamically with Gwen John's art work, resulting in a dialogic narrative about the complex subjectivity of a woman artist working in a male-dominated world. Drawing on contemporary theory, Maria Tamboukou offers a new analytic perspective on the relation between the visual and the epistolary, which will push the `narrative turn' in social research in exciting directions." Catherine Kohler Riessman, Boston College


Gwen John

Author by : Gwen John
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Publisher by : Tate
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Description : The artist Gwen John (1876-1939), known for her intense figure studies, portraits and interiors, was one of the most enigmatic and intriguing figures in the history of twentieth century art. This first publication of an extensive selection of unabridged letters, alongside extracts from her notebooks, sheds new light on her life, her career and her artistic development.


Gwen John And Augustus John

Author by : Gwen John
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Description : Augustus John (1878-1961) was a hugely charismatic and colourful figure, his technical skill as a draughtsman matched by his bohemian manners and dashing appearance. In the pre-war years he epitomised the rebellious artist, travelling the country in a caravan and learning Romany as a result of the time he spent with gypsies. An official War artist during the first war, he subsequently took up a career as a portraitist, painting the leading literary figures of his day as well as inheriting Sargent's mantle as a painter of Society. Gwen John (1876-1939) studied at the Slade along with Augustus, leaving in the same year (1898). She then studied in Paris under Whistler, adopting his remarkable control of colour. In 1904 she settled permanently in France, where she earned a living as a model for artists including Rodin, who became her lover. The opposite of her brother both in personality and artistically, she favoured introspective subjects, and led a reclusive life.


Gwen John The Artist And Her Work

Author by : Mary Taubman
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Examples of the paintings and drawings of the British artist are accompanied by discussions of her life and artistic development


Defining Dress

Author by : de La Haye Amy
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Publisher by : Manchester University Press
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Description : This collection of essays brings together many separate but related issues which form the focus of contemporary research into the history of dress. Historically, in Britain at least, investigations of dress were primarily informed by historical and empirical protocols, although the symbolic meaning of dress was explored by anthroplogists and sociologists, who tended to concentrate on either non-Western cultures or British or Western sub-cultures. In recent years these approaches have moved closer together partly as a result of the impact of feminism.


Letters To Gwen John

Author by : Celia Paul
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Publisher by : New York Review of Books
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Description : A great contemporary artist writes letters to her long-dead muse about the creative life, fighting for space in a male-dominated profession, and finding one's way through the tumult of life. “Dearest Gwen, I know this letter to you is an artifice. I know you are dead and that I’m alive and that no usual communication is possible between us but, as my mother used to say, ‘Time is a strange substance’ and who knows really, with our time-bound comprehension of the world, whether there might be some channel by which we can speak to each other, if we only knew how.” Celia Paul’s Letters to Gwen John centers on a series of letters addressed to the Welsh painter Gwen John (1876-1939), who has long been a tutelary spirit for Paul. John spent much of her life in France, making art on her own terms and, like Paul, painting mostly women; during her lifetime John’s reputation was overshadowed by her brother Augustus John and her lover Auguste Rodin. Through the epistolary form, Paul draws fruitful comparisons between John’s life and her own: their shared resolve to protect the sources of their creativity, their fierce commitment to painting, and the ways in which their associations with older male artists affected the public’s reception of their work. Letters to Gwen John is at once an intimate correspondence, an illuminating portrait of two painters (including full color plates of both artists’ work), and a writer/artist’s daybook, describing Paul’s first exhibitions in America, her search for new forms, her husband’s diagnosis of cancer, and the onset of the global pandemic. Paul, who first revealed her talents as a writer with her memoir, Self-Portrait, enters with courage and resolve into new unguarded territory—the artist at present—and the work required to make art out of the turbulence of life.


Gwen John

Author by : Gwen John
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Gwen John Talking

Author by : Brian Louis Pearce
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Gwen John

Author by : Cecily Langdale
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Gwen John 1876 1939

Author by : Gwen John
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Gwen John Drawings Colour Plates

Author by : Maria Peitcheva
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Description : Gwendolen Mary John (1876 - 1939) was a Welsh artist who worked in France for most of her career. She is noted for her still lifes and for her portraits, especially of anonymous female sitters. John was an artist's model for (and later the lover of) the sculptor Auguste Rodin. John exhibited in Paris for the first time in 1919 at the Salon d'Automne, and exhibited regularly until the mid-1920s, after which time she became increasingly reclusive and painted less. She had only one solo exhibition in her lifetime, in London in 1926. In that same year she purchased a bungalow in Meudon. In December 1926, distraught after the death of her old friend Rilke, she met and sought religious guidance from her neighbor, the neo-Thomist philosopher Jacques Maritain. She also met Maritain's sister-in-law, Véra Oumançoff, with whom she formed her last romantic relationship, which lasted until Oumançoff terminated it in 1930. Gwen John's last dated work is a drawing of 20 March 1933, and no evidence suggests that she drew or painted during the remainder of her life.


The Gwen John Sculpture

Author by : John Malcolm
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Concise Dictionary Of Women Artists

Author by : Delia Gaze
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This book includes some 200 complete entries from the award-winning Dictionary of Women Artists, as well as a selection of introductory essays from the main volume.


Gwen John 1876 1939

Author by : S. M.
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Gwen John A Selection

Author by : Gwen John
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Portraits Of Women

Author by : Alison Thomas
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Publisher by : Blackwell Publishing
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Description : Gwen John has long been regarded as one of the foremost female painters of the twentieth century. She was just one of a group of outstandingly talented women at the Slade School of Art, a group which also included Edna Clarke Hall, Ida Nettleship and Gwen Smith. This biography tells the story of these four women's lives, from their shared student days at the Slade through the subsequent development of their careers. It has often been assumed that marriage and immersion in domestic responsibilities terminated the promising careers of these women. But Thomas shows that, despite these complications, they continued in serious artistic endeavor throughout their lives, producing work of a highly original and individual character. In striving to reconcile the demands of family and domestic ties with their desire to continue painting, the Slade women struggled with a dilemma which continues to face many women in the late twentieth century. Well illustrated and engagingly written, Portraits of Women reconstructs a neglected chapter in the development of twentieth-century art.


Gwen John

Author by : Anonim
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Gwen John And Augustus John

Author by : Gwen John
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Gwen John

Author by : Gwen John
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Gwen John 1876 1939

Author by : Matthiesen Gallery, London
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Gwen John

Author by : Alicia Foster
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Gwen John

Author by : Betsy Geraghty Fryberger
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