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The Street Of Wonderful Possibilities

the street of wonderful possibilities

For some decades around the turn of the 20th century, Tite Street in Chelsea enjoyed such lofty status. The result, with a red ribbon tastefully tied around it, would make a lovely box of chocolates. More interesting is the attention given to some long-neglected artists who set up studio on the street: figures such as the painter Anna Lea Merritt, who carved out a living as a portraitist in Chelsea in the 1890s despite the odds being stacked against women artists, and the Welsh sculptor Edith Elizabeth Downing, who led a band of suffragettes from her studio in 1911 and was briefly imprisoned for throwing stones at Somerset House. His enigmatic portraits and carefully harmonised interiors, such as The Yellow Room c 1885 , provide an intriguing contrast to the frenetic life and circumstances of their creator. Here Whistler was bankrupted, Frank Miles was sent to an asylum, Wilde was imprisoned, and Peter Warlock was gassed to death. Throughout its turbulent existence, Tite Street mirrored the world around it. The result, with a red ribbon tastefully tied around it, would make a lovely box of chocolates.

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The Street of Wonderful Possibilities: Whistler, Wilde and Sargent in Tite ...

the street of wonderful possibilities

The Street of Wonderful Possibilities is his first book. From the Aesthetic movement and its challenge to Victorian values, through the Edwardian struggle for women's suffrage, to the bombs of the Blitz in the 1940s, it remained home to innumerable artists and writers, socialites and suffragettes, musicians and madmen. In this thriving artistic quarter, artists and writers created a bohemian enclave that would challenge Victorian values in art and literature. Chelsea had previously been the home to individuals as diverse as St Thomas Moore and Thomas Carlisle when it still retained its rural feel to it. I definitely want to go walk down this street the next time I'm i Of course I'm going to enjoy this book because it is about some of my favorite artists of all time, Singer Sargent, Whistler, Wilde, even Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites, but it's also just a fascinating history of a small place in my favorite city. And pretty wonderful they are too. They embody cultural movements or attitudes, or act as shorthand for certain types of urban trial and triumph.

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THE STREET OF WONDERFUL POSSIBILITIES

the street of wonderful possibilities

I didn't know the history of Chelsea and how it came to be what it is today. Throughout its turbulent existence, Tite Street mirrored the world around it. The sheer amount of detail and the wonderful way he ties it all together is breath-taking. The books is well populated with the voices of its protagonists and their critics, lending it a rich anecdotal texture and allowing the great egos of Tite Street to speak for themselves. The result, with a red ribbon tastefully tied around it, would make a lovely box of chocolates.

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The Street of Wonderful Possibilities : Devon Cox : 9780711236738

the street of wonderful possibilities

Modern masterpieces in art and literature flowed from the studios and houses of Tite Street, but this bohemian enclave had a dark side as well. The Street of Wonderful Possibilities reveals this complex history, tying together private and professional lives to form a colourful tapestry of art and intrigue, illuminating their relationships to each other, to Tite Street and to a rapidly modernising London at the fin de siècle. Chelsea had previously been the home to individuals as diverse as St Thomas Moore and Thomas Carlisle when it still retained its rural feel to it. Wilde would follower Whistler and Sargent and Augustus John would follow both. Three titans of the era naturally dominate its pages, though in the background swells a lively and ever-changing cast of artists major and minor, muses, models, critics, princes and paupers, actors, rent boys, property speculators and assorted other villains. The Street of Wonderful Possibilities reveals this complex history, tying together private and professional lives to form a colourful tapestry of art and intrigue, illuminating their relationships to each other, to Tite Street and to a rapidly modernising London at the fin de siècle.

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Street of Wonderful Possibilities. (Book, 2015) [axtia-technologies.com]

the street of wonderful possibilities

This was established by Sir Percy Shelley, the only son of poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and writer Mary Wollstonecroft. 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. The Street of Wonderful Possibilities unfolds this complex history, tying together the private and professional lives of Tite Street's artists, writers and bohemians to form a colourful tapestry of art and intrigue, illuminating their relationships to each other, to Tite Street and to a rapidly modernising London at the fin de siecle. The Street of Wonderful Possibilities reveals this complex history, tying together private and professional lives to form a colourful tapestry of art and intrigue, illuminating their relationships to each other, to Tite Street and to a rapidly modernising London at the fin de sie cle. Throughout its turbulent existence, Tite Street mirrored the world around it. The Street of Wonderful Possibilities reveals this complex history, tying together private and professional lives to form a colourful tapestry of art and intrigue, illuminating their relationships to each other, to Tite Street and to a rapidly modernising London at the fin de siècle. 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 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.

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The Street of Wonderful Possibilities by Devon Cox · OverDrive (Rakuten OverDrive): eBooks, audiobooks and videos for libraries

the street of wonderful possibilities

The book is well populated with the voices of its protagonists and their critics, lending it a rich anecdotal texture and allowing the great egos of Tite Street to speak for themselves. Modern masterpieces in art and literature flowed from the studios and houses of Tite Street, but this bohemian enclave had a dark side as well. In this thriving artistic quarter, artists and writers created a bohemian enclave that would challenge Victorian values in art and literature. An enormous amount of research must have been put into this beautifully written tome. I just want to soak up some of the amazing vibrations left behind by all the talented artists who chose to call it home - many of whom I was not familiar with. Today Tite Street is a narrow, quiet thoroughfare tucked away in a cosy corner of London. But Tite Street had a dark side as well.

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Street of Wonderful Possibilities. (Book, 2015) [axtia-technologies.com]

the street of wonderful possibilities

Three titans of the era naturally dominate its pages, though in the background swells a lively and ever-changing cast of artists major and minor, muses, models, critics, princes and paupers, actors, rent boys, property speculators and assorted other villains. Such places have come to represent far more than geographical locations. Vanity Fair artist Ape would also find shelter on Tite Street. For history buffs and casual interlopers, like myself, it is the perfect treat. With Whistler in residence, it became the center of what passed for high Bohemia society, complete with Sun This is a marvelous survey of the denizens of a street in Chelsea who made art, controversy, and conversation in studios in Tite Street, near the Chelsea Embankment.

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The Street of Wonderful Possibilities: Whistler, Wilde and Sargent in Tite Street by Devon Cox, review: 'richly anecdotal'

the street of wonderful possibilities

It gives a fascinating, street-level perspective on a period when art mattered to high society, when jobbing architects could marry royal mistresses and when a penniless Italian caricaturist could find himself dining at Buckingham Palace. The Street of Wonderful Possibilities: Whistler, Wilde and Sargent in Tite Street Author s : Share 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. The Street of Wonderful Possibilities serves as both art history and cultural biography with details of both the famous and lesser known figures who are no less fascinating. 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. Modern masterpieces in art and literature flowed from the studios and houses of Tite Street, but this bohemian enclave had a dark side as well. Throughout its turbulent existence, Tite Street mirrored the world around it.

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The Street of Wonderful Possibilities: Whistler, Wilde and Sargent in Tite Street by Devon Cox, review: 'richly anecdotal'

the street of wonderful possibilities

From the Aesthetic movement and its challenge to Victorian values, through the Edwardian struggle for women's suffrage, to the bombs of the Blitz in the 1940s, it remained home to innumerable artists and writers, socialites and suffragettes, musicians and madmen. . Here Whistler was bankrupted, Frank Miles was sent to an asylum, Wilde was imprisoned, and Peter Warlock was gassed to death. He has worked for the Imperial War Museum and Sotheby's. And even this has a literary connection in that feminist author Radcliffe Hall lived here for a time. I would have liked more depth, particularly regarding Sargent. From the Aesthetic movement and its challenge to Victorian values, through the Edwardian struggle for women' s suffrage, to the bombs of the Blitz in the 1940s, it remained home to innumerable artists and writers, socialites and suffragettes, musicians and madmen.

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