Highly recommended by nicholas tromans art by gf watts published to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of gf watts 1817 1904this book provides a lively and engaging introduction to one of the most charismatic figures in the history of british art during the victorian eracovering all aspects of wattss career it places him at the center of the visual culture of the 19th century. 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 lifethese paintings were intended to form part of an epic symbolic cycle called the house of life in which . A detail from gf wattss time death and judgment 1900 photograph st pauls cathedral on loan to watts gallery trust one of the most celebrated of those ideas is time death and judgment . Get this from a library the art of gf watts nicholas tromans george frederick watts published to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of gf watts this book provides a lively and engaging introduction to one of the most charismatic figures in the history of british art . The watts story george frederic watts om ra 1817 1904 was widely considered to be the greatest painter of the victorian era a portraitist sculptor landscape painter and symbolist wattss work embodied the most pressing themes and ideas of the time earning him the title englands michelangelo
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