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New Gallery (London)
The NEW GALLERY is a Crown Estate -owned Grade II Listed building
Listed building
at 121 Regent Street , London, which originally was an art gallery from 1888 to 1910, THE NEW GALLERY RESTAURANT from 1910 to 1913, THE NEW GALLERY CINEMA from 1913 to 1953, and a Seventh-day Adventist Church from 1953 to 1992. After having been empty for more than ten years, the building was a Habitat furniture store from 2006 to 2011, and since September 2012 it is a flagship store for Burberry . CONTENTS * 1 The gallery period * 2 Artists and exhibitions * 3 Later uses for the building * 4 References * 5 Further reading THE GALLERY PERIODThe New Gallery was founded in 1888 by J. Comyns Carr
J. Comyns Carr
and Charles Edward Hallé . Carr and Hallé had been co-directors of Sir Coutts Lindsay 's Grosvenor Gallery
Grosvenor Gallery
, but resigned from that troubled gallery in 1887
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George Frederic Watts
GEORGE FREDERIC WATTS, OM , RA (London 23 February 1817 – 1 July 1904) was an English Victorian painter and sculptor associated with the Symbolist movement. He said "I paint ideas, not things." Watts became famous in his lifetime for his allegorical works, such as Hope and Love and Life. These paintings were intended to form part of an epic symbolic cycle called the "House of Life", in which the emotions and aspirations of life would all be represented in a universal symbolic language. CONTENTS * 1 Life * 2 Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice * 3 Reception * 4 Gallery * 5 References * 6 Bibliography * 7 External links LIFEWatts was born in Marylebone
Marylebone
, London on the birthday of George Frederic Handel (after whom he was named), to the second wife of a poor piano-maker
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Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton
FREDERIC LEIGHTON, 1ST BARON LEIGHTON PRA (3 December 1830 – 25 January 1896), known as SIR FREDERIC LEIGHTON between 1878 and 1896, was an English painter and sculptor. His works depicted historical, biblical , and classical subject matter. Leighton was bearer of the shortest-lived peerage in history; after only one day his hereditary peerage became extinct upon his death. CONTENTS* 1 Biography * 1.1 Honours timeline * 2 Selected works * 3 Gallery * 4 See also * 5 Notes * 6 References * 7 External links BIOGRAPHY Flaming June
Flaming June
(1895; Museo de Arte de Ponce
Museo de Arte de Ponce
). After Vespers (1871; Princeton University Art Museum
Princeton University Art Museum
) Leighton was born in Scarborough to Augusta Susan and Dr. Frederic Septimus Leighton. He had two sisters including Alexandra who was Robert Browning
Robert Browning
's biographer
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Private View
A PRIVATE VIEW is a special viewing of an art exhibition by invitation only, normal at the start of a public exhibition. Typically wine and light refreshments are served on the form of a reception. If the artworks are by a living artist, it is normal for them to attend the private view. An opening of an art exhibition which is open to the public is known as a vernissage . REFERENCES * ^ Alice-Azania Jarvis, How to behave at a private view..., The Independent , 10 October 2008. This culture -related article is a stub . You can help by expanding it . * v * t * e Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Private_view additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy .® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc
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William Holman Hunt
WILLIAM HOLMAN HUNT OM (2 April 1827 – 7 September 1910) was an English painter and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood . His paintings were notable for their great attention to detail, vivid color, and elaborate symbolism. These features were influenced by the writings of John Ruskin
John Ruskin
and Thomas Carlyle
Thomas Carlyle
, according to whom the world itself should be read as a system of visual signs. For Hunt it was the duty of the artist to reveal the correspondence between sign and fact. Of all the members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Hunt remained most true to their ideals throughout his career. He was always keen to maximize the popular appeal and public visibility of his works
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Lawrence Alma-Tadema
LAWRENCE may refer to: * Lawrence (given name) * Lawrence (surname) CONTENTS* 1 Geography * 1.1 Australia * 1.2 New Zealand * 1.3 United States * 2 People * 2.1 Transport * 3 Ships * 4 Education * 4.1 Colleges and universities * 4.2 Preparatory & high schools * 4.3 Research Laboratories * 5 See also GEOGRAPHYAUSTRALIA * Lawrence, New South Wales
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Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
The PRE-RAPHAELITE BROTHERHOOD (later known as the PRE-RAPHAELITES) was a group of English painters , poets , and critics, founded in 1848 by William Holman Hunt , John Everett Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti . The three founders were joined by William Michael Rossetti , James Collinson , Frederic George Stephens and Thomas Woolner to form the seven-member "brotherhood". Their principles were shared by other artists, including Marie Spartali Stillman and Ford Madox Brown . A later, medievalising strain inspired by Rossetti included Edward Burne-Jones and extended into the twentieth century with artists such as John William Waterhouse . The group's intention was to reform art by rejecting what it considered the mechanistic approach first adopted by Mannerist artists who succeeded Raphael and Michelangelo
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Aesthetic Movement
AESTHETICISM (also the AESTHETIC MOVEMENT) is an intellectual and art movement supporting the emphasis of aesthetic values more than social-political themes for literature , fine art , music and other arts . This meant that Art
Art
from this particular movement focused more on being beautiful rather than having a deeper meaning - ' Art
Art
for Art's sake'. It was particularly prominent in Europe during the 19th century, supported by notable figures such as Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
, but contemporary critics are also associated with the movement, such as Harold Bloom , who has recently argued against projecting social and political ideology onto literary works, which he believes has been a growing problem in humanities departments over the last century
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Crown Estate
The CROWN ESTATE is a collection of lands and holdings in the United Kingdom belonging to the British monarch as a corporation sole , making it the "Sovereign's public estate", which is neither government property nor part of the monarch's private estate. As a result of this arrangement, the sovereign is not involved with the management or administration of the estate, exercising only very limited control of its affairs. Instead, the estate's extensive portfolio is overseen by a semi-independent, incorporated public body headed by the CROWN ESTATE COMMISSIONERS, who exercise "the powers of ownership" of the estate, although they are not "owners in their own right". The revenues from these hereditary possessions have been placed by the monarch at the disposition of Her Majesty\'s Government and thus proceed directly to Her Majesty\'s Treasury for the benefit of the British nation
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William Ewart Gladstone
WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE, FRS , FSS (/ˈɡlædˌstən/ ; 29 December 1809 – 19 May 1898) was a British Liberal and earlier conservative politician. In a career lasting over 60 years, he served as Prime Minister four separate times (1868–74, 1880–85, February–July 1886 and 1892–94), more than any other person, and served as Chancellor of the Exchequer four times. Gladstone was also Britain's oldest Prime Minister; he resigned for the final time when he was 84 years old. Gladstone first entered Parliament in 1832. Beginning as a High Tory , Gladstone served in the Cabinet of Sir Robert Peel . After the split of the Conservatives Gladstone was a Peelite – in 1859 the Peelites merged with the Whigs and the Radicals to form the Liberal Party. As Chancellor, Gladstone became committed to low public spending and to electoral reform, earning him the sobriquet "The People's William"
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International Standard Book Number
The INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER (ISBN) is a unique numeric commercial book identifier. An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book , a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007. The method of assigning an ISBN is nation-based and varies from country to country, often depending on how large the publishing industry is within a country. The initial ISBN configuration of recognition was generated in 1967 based upon the 9-digit STANDARD BOOK NUMBERING (SBN) created in 1966. The 10-digit ISBN format was developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and was published in 1970 as international standard ISO 2108 (the SBN code can be converted to a ten digit ISBN by prefixing it with a zero)
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Staatliche Museen
The BERLIN STATE MUSEUMS (German : Staatliche Museen zu Berlin) are a group of institutions in Berlin
Berlin
, Germany
Germany
, comprising seventeen museums in five clusters, several research institutes, libraries, and supporting facilities. They are overseen by the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation and funded by the German federal government in collaboration with Germany's federal states. The central complex on Museum Island
Museum Island
was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1999. By 2007 the Berlin
Berlin
State Museums had grown into the largest complex of museums in Europe
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Berlin
BERLIN (/bɜːrˈlɪn, ˌbɜːr-/ , German: ( listen )) is the capital and the largest city of Germany
Germany
as well as one of its 16 constituent states . With a population of approximately 3.7 million, Berlin
Berlin
is the second most populous city proper in the European Union and the seventh most populous urban area in the European Union. Located in northeastern Germany
Germany
on the banks of the rivers Spree and Havel
Havel
, it is the centre of the Berlin- Brandenburg
Brandenburg
Metropolitan Region , which has roughly 6 million residents from more than 180 nations , making it the sixth most populous urban area in the European Union. Due to its location in the European Plain , Berlin
Berlin
is influenced by a temperate seasonal climate
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Movie Theater
A MOVIE THEATER or MOVIE THEATRE (also called a CINEMA) is a building that contains an auditorium for viewing films (also called movies or cinemas), for entertainment . Most, but not all, theaters are commercial operations catering to the general public, who attend by purchasing a ticket . Some movie theaters, however, are operated by non-profit organizations or societies which charge members a membership fee to view films. The film is projected with a movie projector onto a large projection screen at the front of the auditorium while the dialogue, sounds and music are played through a number of wall-mounted speakers. Since the 1970s, subwoofers have been used for low-pitched sounds. In the 2010s, most movie theaters are equipped for digital cinema projection , removing the need to create and transport a physical film print on a heavy reel
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Pisa Polyptych
The SAINT CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA POLYPTYCH (also known as PISA POLYPTYCH) is a painting by the Italian medieval artist Simone Martini , dating to 1320. Originally placed at the high altar of the church of Santa Caterina in Pisa
Pisa
, it is now housed in the Museo Nazionale di San Matteo of the same city. The work is signed SYMON DE SENIS ME PINXIT in the central panel with the Madonna and Child. According to the original convent's annals, the polyptych was placed at the altar in 1320. It was thus completed by that year, having been likely begun in 1319. DESCRIPTIONThe polyptych is Martini's largest work, and includes numerous sub-panels. Aside from the seven main ones, there are 15 predella figures, an upper row with other 14 figures and seven cusps with other characters. There is a total of 43 figures. The central panel depicts the Madonna with Child; the remaining six main panels are, from left to right, St. Dominic, St. John the Evangelist, St
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Masaccio
MASACCIO (Italian: ; December 21, 1401 – summer 1428), born TOMMASO DI SER GIOVANNI DI SIMONE, was the first great Italian painter of the