During the Victorian era, artists like Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones, Frederic Leighton, and G.F. Watts shared not only their creative work with the public but their homes and gardens, too. As members of the Aesthetic Movement, they believed their domestic spaces were as essential to understanding their overall aesthetic sense as any of the works they sent forth from it. As manufacturers, homeowners, designers, and consumers, these artists had a significant influence on Victorian architecture and interior decoration. In this captivating book, Charlotte Gere explores Aestheticism from a social perspective, revealing how the art movement made domestic building, homemaking, and gardening central elements in the burgeoning culture of the Victorian middle-class professional.
Artists' houses and their gardens formed a distinct and influential strand in Victorian architecture and decoration, eliciting public interest and coverage in the popular press of the day. The artist's home and its contents were essential components of the Aesthetic Movement, in which artists - as home-owners, interior designers, producers and consumers - drove the movement into the mainstream. Artists such as Frederic Leighton, G.F.Watts, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Edward Burne-Jones were the product of the phenomenon of the Victorian art world which brought fame and public adulation to its most successful exponents. "Artistic Circles" takes the unique approach of examining Aestheticism from a social perspective and reveals how the art movement influenced the development of domestic building and homemaking for an emerging section of Victorian society, the educated middle-class professional.
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