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A significant other to British artwork: 1600 to the Present

Dana Arnold (Editor), David Peters Corbett (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-3629-7
588 pages
April 2013, Wiley-Blackwell
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This significant other is a set of newly-commissioned essays written via prime students within the box, supplying a entire advent to British paintings history.
A generously-illustrated choice of newly-commissioned essays which supplies a complete advent to the background of British art
Combines unique learn with a survey of current scholarship and the kingdom of the field
Touches probably of the historical past of British artwork, from 800-2000, with expanding consciousness paid to the classes after 1500
Provides the 1st complete creation to British artwork of the eighteenth, 19th, and 20th centuries, some of the most energetic and leading edge components of art-historical study
Presents extensive the foremost preoccupations that experience emerged from contemporary scholarship, together with aesthetics, gender, British art’s dating to Modernity, nationhood and nationality, and the associations of the British paintings international

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The English agronomist Arthur Young (1741–1820) linked theory and nationality as bluntly as anyone: We know that English practice is good – we know that French Theory is bad. 37 Like Shaftesbury, Richardson, and most of the artwriters in England before him, Reynolds’ theories were fundamentally cosmopolitan or universalist in the sense that they looked to a transcendent form of what Barrell calls “civic humanism” to ground the moral and political importance of the arts. Typically, however, this rubric was modeled on the perceived uniqueness of the English polity.

Akin to that in Gilbert & George’s The Nature of our Looking, though more positive, his sedulous gathering of visual details in his studies of clouds and 24    mark a. cheetham trees, for example, was purposeful, even theoretical. 52 Paradoxically, a commitment to the Englishness of nature’s characteristic phenomena allowed Constable to forge what he felt was a universal landscape art that achieved moral and institutional parity with history painting. Writing about Constable shortly after his death, C.

In Diary of a Victorian Dandy, Shonibare steps back to the apex of empire and dares us not to see him as typically English (or British). He challenges us to see him as out of place, as somehow an “extra” in the excess he presents. , the dandy has chosen Venus and pleasure over his learned pursuits, a lifestyle out of keeping with the clichéd moral rectitude of Victorian Britain. The mid-eighteenth-century French morality ­picture over the bed acts as a commentary to the scene. In part, Shonibare is ­simply playing the sybarite, a role not unknown to artists, dandies, and even sports heroes.

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