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A spouse to British paintings: 1600 to the Present

Dana Arnold (Editor), David Peters Corbett (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-3629-7
588 pages
April 2013, Wiley-Blackwell
A better half to British artwork: 1600 to the current (1405136294) disguise image
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This spouse is a suite of newly-commissioned essays written through best students within the box, supplying a accomplished creation to British artwork history.
A generously-illustrated number of newly-commissioned essays which gives a finished creation to the background of British art
Combines unique examine with a survey of present scholarship and the nation of the field
Touches normally of the historical past of British paintings, from 800-2000, with expanding awareness paid to the classes after 1500
Provides the 1st finished creation to British paintings of the eighteenth, 19th, and 20th centuries, some of the most full of life and leading edge components of art-historical study
Presents extensive the key preoccupations that experience emerged from fresh scholarship, together with aesthetics, gender, British art’s courting to Modernity, nationhood and nationality, and the associations of the British paintings international

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1993) Romanticism, Nationalism, and the Revolt Against Theory, Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. Art and Language (1976) “The French disease,” Art-Language, 3, 4, 25. The ­Art-Language group was not necessarily anti-theoretical in its interests but did favor indigenous theory. ” Atkinson, T.

The painting over his shoulder – depicting the Judgement of Paris – announces the theme of life choices, in this case between pleasure (Venus) and wisdom (Minerva/Diana). The flanking portraits of roosters may buttress the classical allusion with a ­vernacular reference to cock fighting, whose main purpose is gambling. We can find other analogies and differences internal to both images. Most important, however, is Shonibare’s grand genuflection to Hogarth, that most outspokenly and stereotypically English of artists.

68 From the time he developed an art theory independent from the Francophilia of Fry, through his management of the essentializing national displays of the 1951 Festival of Britain and English representation at the Venice Biennale in 1952 and including his last pronouncements on art in 1968, Read’s accent in the intra-national art world was unapologetically English. Is English art theory still motivated by the search for national identity and by this species of nationalism? In the register of nostalgia – critic and publisher Peter Fuller’s conservative rehabilitation of Ruskin in Theoria: Art, and the Absence of Grace (1988), for example - the answer is yes, as it is again in the realm of cliché such as the yBa’s (Young British Artists) posed anti-intellectualism in the 1990s.

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