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THE STREET OF WONDERFUL POSSIBILITES: WHISTLER, WILDE & SARGENT IN TITE STREET. Devon Cox. Frances Lincoln Ltd, London, 2015. 288 pp. with 98 ills. (67 col.). 25 x 20 cm. ISBN 9780711236738 In English.
Publisher's description: A beautifully illustrated art history and cultural biography, The Street of Wonderful Possibilities focuses on one of the most influential artistic quarters in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries--London's Tite Street, where a staggering amount of talent thrived between the 1870s and 1930s, including James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Oscar Wilde and John Singer Sargent. It provides a new, fresh perspective on legendary figures in British art and literature and explores the relationship between these artists and their living environment. Today Tite Street is a narrow, quiet thoroughfare tucked away in a cosy corner of London. With the exception of a few blue plaques upon its walls, there is little indication of the rich and vibrant history of a street that once stood at the heart of the London art world. In this thriving artistic quarter, artists and writers created a bohemian enclave that would challenge Victorian values in art and literature. For Oscar Wilde, Tite Street was full of 'wonderful possibilities', while for Whistler it was 'the birthplace of art' where the nascent Aesthetic Movement was nurtured in his highly controversial White House.
Artist(s):Whistler, James Abbott McNeill; Sargent, John Singer
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain, United States — 1800-1900, 1900-1945 — Painting
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 169592
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