The Reception of British Art and Design in Central Europe, 1890–1918
Beginning with an analysis of the concept of Central Europe, the book examines knowledge about British art and design in the region. In subsequent chapters the author looks at the reception of the Pre-Raphaelites in painting and graphic arts as well as analysing diverse responses to the Arts and Crafts Movement in Germany, Austria, Poland, Bohemia, Slovakia, Hungary and Southern Slavic countries. The epilogue reveals the British interest in Central Europe, echoed in the designs Walter Crane, Charles Robert Ashbee and publications of The Studio.
The book questions the insularity of British culture and offers new insights into art and design of Central Europe at the fin de siècle. It presents the region as a vital part of the international Art Nouveau, but also shows its specific features, visible in the works of artists such as Alfons Mucha, Gustav Klimt and Stanisław Wyspiański.
CHAPTER 2: Knowledge of British Art and Design in Central Europe around 1900
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Knowledge of British Art and Design in Central Europe around 1900
Exhibitions of British Art and Design in Central Europe
Although the nineteenth century brought multiple reproduction techniques which radically increased the potential audience for visual arts, they could not replace contact with original works of art. Around 1900, access to original works was possible owing to diverse exhibition initiatives which intensified thanks to the support of many different patrons.
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