JW Godward 1861-1922: The Eclipse of Classicism Hardcover

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JW Godward 1861-1922: The Eclipse of Classicism Hardcover

Published October 24, 2018

John William Godward was among the brightest stars of the late Graeco-Roman painters during classicism's twilight years. Some believe he equaled Alma-Tadema in his depiction of marble and flowers and Frederic Leighton in his depiction of drapery. However, his own reclusive nature, society's loss of interest in classical subject painting, aggressive modernist art and the efforts of his disapproving family conspired to plunge him into obscurity.

Swanson's original edition of John William Godward introduced the life of a very private man who pushed the classical ideal further into the twentieth century than most would think possible. This revised edition contains the author's latest research - significant expansions to the text, as well as approximately 100 new pictures, many of which have only recently been attributed to Godward.

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