Gwen John Talking

Gwen John Talking
Author: Brian Louis Pearce
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 83
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: England
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Letters to Gwen John

Letters to Gwen John
Author: Celia Paul
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2022-04-07
ISBN: 1473590531
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters to Gwen John Book Excerpt:

A unique combination of memoir and artistic biography, interspersed with original artworks, from the acclaimed artist and author of SELF-PORTRAIT. We are both painters. We can connect to each other through images, in our own unvoiced language. But I will try and reach you with words. Through talking to you I may come alive and begin to speak. Celia Paul has felt a lifelong connection to the artist Gwen John. There are extraordinary parallels in their lives and work. Both have always made art on their own terms. Both were involved with older male artists. Both worked hard to keep themselves and the sacred flame of their creativity from being extinguished by others. Letters to Gwen John is Paul's imagined correspondence with Gwen John, whose life and work have loomed so large in hers. These intimate, passionate, haunting letters allow Paul to reach across eras, to weigh up the sacrifices she has made, and to explore the rich possibilities of a life apart. With illuminating insights into the life and work of Gwen John, Letters to Gwen John is a unique form of memoir and conversation, and an unforgettable insight into a life devoted to making art.

Gwen John

Gwen John
Author: Sue Roe
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-09-30
ISBN: 1409029301
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gwen John Book Excerpt:

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 and Augustus John

Gwen John and Augustus John
Author: Gwen John,Tate Britain (Gallery),National museum (Cardiff, GB).
Publsiher: Tate
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2004-12-07
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gwen John and Augustus John Book Excerpt:

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

Gwen John  the Artist and Her Work
Author: Mary Taubman,Gwen John
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 136
Release: 1985
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gwen John the Artist and Her Work Book Excerpt:

Examples of the paintings and drawings of the British artist are accompanied by discussions of her life and artistic development

Nomadic Narratives Visual Forces

Nomadic Narratives  Visual Forces
Author: Maria Tamboukou
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9781433108600
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nomadic Narratives Visual Forces Book Excerpt:

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

Gwen John
Author: Alicia Foster
Publsiher: Tate Gallery Publishing Limited
Total Pages: 80
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Artists
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gwen John Book Excerpt:

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.

International Who s Who in Poetry 2005

International Who s Who in Poetry 2005
Author: Europa Publications
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2004-08-02
ISBN: 1135355193
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Who s Who in Poetry 2005 Book Excerpt:

The 13th edition of the International Who's Who in Poetry is a unique and comprehensive guide to the leading lights and freshest talent in poetry today. Containing biographies of more than 4,000 contemporary poets world-wide, this essential reference work provides truly international coverage. In addition to the well known poets, talented up-and-coming writers are also profiled. Contents: * Each entry provides full career history and publication details * An international appendices section lists prizes and past prize-winners, organizations, magazines and publishers * A summary of poetic forms and rhyme schemes * The career profile section is supplemented by lists of Poets Laureate, Oxford University professors of poetry, poet winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature, winners of the Pulitzer Prize for American Poetry and of the King's/Queen's Gold medal and other poetry prizes.

Gwen John

Gwen John
Author: Cecily Langdale,David Fraser Jenkins
Publsiher: Rizzoli International Publications
Total Pages: 94
Release: 1986
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Painters
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gwen John Book Excerpt:

Profiles the life of the British artist, analyzes her artistic style, and examines the development of her painting

Intersecting senses

Intersecting senses
Author: Alexander Deriev
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9179106021
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Dear Yeats Dear Pound Dear Ford

Dear Yeats  Dear Pound  Dear Ford
Author: Richard Londraville,Janis Londraville
Publsiher: Syracuse University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2001-09-01
ISBN: 9780815607304
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dear Yeats Dear Pound Dear Ford Book Excerpt:

The life of a remarkable Adirondack woman (model, journalist, and poet) provides readers with a unique insider's view—drawn from diaries and primary material published here for the first time—into art and literature during the birth of the Age of Modernism. Jeanne Foster challenged the accepted role for women at the turn of the twentieth century. Born on a hardscrabble farm in the Adirondack Mountains in 1879, she was hailed as an important voice in American poetry by 1916 when her first books of verse, Neighbors of Yesterday and Wild Apples were published. She had early success as a model—she was the Harrison Fisher girl of 1903—and later became a journalist for the American Review of Reviews. In 1918, she met John Quinn, patron of the arts, which placed her in the middle of some of the most important literary and artistic movements in the twentieth century. She counted among her friends John Butler and William Butler Yeats, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Ford Madox Ford, Pablo Picasso, and Constantin Brancusi. This book reveals her dark affair with Aleister Crowley and her great friendship with Tomas Masaryk of Czechoslovakia. Today, Jeanne Foster lies buried in Chestertown, New York, next to her old friend John Butler Yeats.

No Talking after Lights

No Talking after Lights
Author: Angela Lambert
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-09-28
ISBN: 1448203546
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Talking after Lights Book Excerpt:

Long light evenings, swimming and tennis, striped cotton frocks...it's summer term at Raeburn. New arrival Constance King hates her boarding school on sight, yet dreams of being accepted by the other girls. Instead, she finds a ferment of frustrated hopes mingled with excited expectations...

Beyond Narrative Coherence

Beyond Narrative Coherence
Author: Matti Hyvärinen
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9027226512
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Narrative Coherence Book Excerpt:

"Beyond Narrative Coherence" reconsiders the way we understand and work with narratives. Even though narrators tend to strive for coherence, they also add complexity, challenge canonical scripts, and survey lives by telling highly perplexing and contradictory stories. Many narratives remain incomplete, ambiguous, and contradictory. Obvious coherence cannot be the sole moral standard, the only perspective of reading, or the criterion for selecting and discarding research material. "Beyond Narrative Coherence" addresses the limits and aspects of narrative (dis)cohering by offering a rich theoretical and historical background to the debate. Limits of narrative coherence are discussed from the perspective of three fields of life that often threaten the coherence of narrative: illness, arts, and traumatic political experience. The authors of the book cover a wide range of disciplines such as psychology, sociology, arts studies, political science and philosophy.

Passage Through Time

Passage Through Time
Author: Melody A. Jones
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2010-11-16
ISBN: 1462807283
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Passage Through Time Book Excerpt:

Issie and her new found friend, Gwen, find a way to travel back in time to the year 1360. Although being born in 1992, she discovers that her father was born in the 1300’s and is next in line to the throne of England. Issie meets her grandparents for the first time, King Edward III and Queen Philippa. Due to turbulent times, John Fitzalan is in charge of protecting Issie and Gwen from William, the brother to Issie’s father’s, Edward the Black Prince, who wants the throne and will do anything to get it. Issie starts forming an attachment to John and finds herself in love with someone who was born about 1340. Her grandparents want to arrange her marriage to Prince Philip of France to get France to become a vassal kingdom. Enemies want Issie to marry the Prince of France so this will leave John free to marry someone else. When that doesn’t work, Issie is accused of stealing and John is accused of inappropriate behavior with someone else. Court is held and the events unfold.

The Gwen John Sculpture

The Gwen John Sculpture
Author: John Malcolm
Publsiher: Macmillan Publishing Company
Total Pages: 199
Release: 1986
ISBN: 9780684185743
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Concept of the Master in Art Education in Britain and Ireland 1770 to the Present

 The Concept of the  Master  in Art Education in Britain and Ireland  1770 to the Present
Author: MatthewC. Potter
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1351545469
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Concept of the Master in Art Education in Britain and Ireland 1770 to the Present Book Excerpt:

A novel investigation into art pedagogy and constructions of national identities in Britain and Ireland, this collection explores the student-master relationship in case studies ranging chronologically from 1770 to 2013, and geographically over the national art schools of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Essays explore the manner in which the Old Masters were deployed in education; fuelled the individual creativity of art teachers and students; were used as a rhetorical tool for promoting cultural projects in the core and periphery of the British Isles; and united as well as divided opinions in response to changing expectations in discourse on art and education. Case studies examined in this book include the sophisticated tradition of 'academic' inquiry of establishment figures, like Joshua Reynolds and Frederic Leighton, as well as examples of radical reform undertaken by key individuals in the history of art education, such as Edward Poynter and William Coldstream. The role of 'Modern Masters' (like William Orpen, Augustus John, Gwen John and Jeff Wall) is also discussed along with the need for students and teachers to master the realm of art theory in their studio-based learning environments, and the ultimate pedagogical repercussions of postmodern assaults on the academic bastions of the Old Masters.

Augustus John

Augustus John
Author: Michael Holroyd
Publsiher: Head of Zeus
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2015-07-01
ISBN: 1784971391
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Augustus John Book Excerpt:

This 1997 revised and updated biography of the celebrated artist, using the mass of new material which has come to light since Holroyd's two-volume first edition in the mid 1970s, reveals the complete story of John and his circle, from one of our great biographers. John studied at the Slade with his sister Gwen before both of them went to Paris. He lived and worked at feverish speed and his drawings were astonishing for their fluid lyrical line, their vigour and spontaneity. His life became a complex tale of two cities, London and Paris, of two wives and many families. 'The age of Augustus John was dawning,' Virginia Woolf wrote of the year 1908, which saw many portraits of writers and artists and small glowing oil panels of figures in a landscape. His most striking work was done in the years before the First World War and when he died in 1961 his death was treated as a landmark signalling the end of a distant era.

The Bohemian Girl

The Bohemian Girl
Author: Kenneth Cameron
Publsiher: Felony & Mayhem Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2018-07-01
ISBN: 163194164X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bohemian Girl Book Excerpt:

A puzzling note from a troubled woman draws an American expat author into the lawless precincts of Victorian London in this historical mystery. London, 1901. Denton, the notorious American writer, has returned to his adoptive home after several months in one of the less-delightful corners of the Continent. He’s greeted by the usual letters from fans craving more tales of adventure—and one peculiar note: “I believe that someone threatens to harm me, and I do not know quite what to do.” Though it is signed “Mary Thomason,” it was sent by someone else. And it is more than two months old. Much as he’d like to deny it, Denton is a Victorian gentlemen to the marrow. And he cannot deny a damsel in distress. His search for the mysterious Miss Thomason will take him deep into London’s “bohemian” quarters—as well as the darker corners of his own soul. “Other authors have set mysteries in the same period and place, but Cameron stands out by virtue of his fine plotting and distinctive characters.” —Publishers Weekly

Poets on Paintings

Poets on Paintings
Author: Robert D. Denham
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2010-03-10
ISBN: 0786456582
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poets on Paintings Book Excerpt:

Ekphrasis, the description of pictorial art in words, is the subject of this bibliography. More specifically, some 2500 poems on paintings are catalogued, by type of publication in which they appear and by poet. Also included are 2000 entries on the secondary literature of ekphrasis, including works on sculpture, music, photography, film, and mixed media.

Gwen John Papers at the National Library of Wales

Gwen John Papers at the National Library of Wales
Author: Ceridwen Lloyd-Morgan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 53
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Painters
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gwen John Papers at the National Library of Wales Book Excerpt: