World of John Martin

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    "became the most popular British artist of his age gaining acclaim from the public throughout Europe though rarely from the contemporary English art establishment and critics. Martin's works reflected and capitalised on the 19th century preoccupation with grandiose biblical and romantically heroic subjects from literature. His early life in Northumberland was spent in an area of wild rural topography with weather conditions to match. This was contrasted against the expanding local industrial and mining scene. Together with his family's staunchly religious Old Testament and forthright ways, these topics provided young John's artistic influences...."
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    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Pat Thomson
    Last modified: 8 years, 6 months ago
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