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Titel: Miss Angel: The Art and World of Angelica ...
Verlag: Random House UK
Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "'A riveting reappraisal. Angelica Goodden tells the story of Kauffman's sensational rise to fame in vivid detail with a wealth of new insight into the late eighteenth century European art world in which she operated with such lan. Best of all Goodden tackles the still controversial subject of Kauffman's real standing as an artist, posing the question "Was she really worth it?'" This skilful, perspicacious book convinces us she was.'". Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_1844137589
Inhaltsangabe: One of the most successful women artists in history, Angelica Kauffman became the toast of Georgian England, captivating society with her portraits, mythological scenes, and decorative compositions. She knew and painted poets, novelists and playwrights, collaborating with them and illustrating their work; her designs adorned the houses of the Grand Tourists she had met in Italy; actors, statesmen, philosophers, kings and queen sat to her; and she was the force that launched a thousand engravings. Despite rumors of relationships with other artists and an apparently bigamous and annulled first marriage to a pseudo Count, Kauffman was adopted by royalty in England and abroad as a model of social and artistic decorum. Kauffman's life and work is full of apparent contradictions explored in this first biography in over 80 years.
Über den Autor: Angelica Goodden is a Fellow and Tutor of St Hilda's College, Oxford. As well as several books on the literature and culture of eighteenth-century France, she is the author of the critically acclaimed biography of the painter Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun, The Sweetness of Life.
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