A Companion to British Art: 1600 to the Present by Dana Arnold, David Peters Corbett PDF

By Dana Arnold, David Peters Corbett

ISBN-10: 1405136294

ISBN-13: 9781405136297

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A spouse 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 suite of newly-commissioned essays written through major students within the box, delivering a accomplished creation to British artwork history.
A generously-illustrated number of newly-commissioned essays which gives a entire advent to the historical past of British art
Combines unique learn with a survey of present scholarship and the nation of the field
Touches regularly of the historical past of British paintings, from 800-2000, with expanding consciousness paid to the sessions after 1500
Provides the 1st finished creation to British artwork of the eighteenth, 19th, and 20th centuries, the most vigorous and cutting edge components of art-historical study
Presents intensive the main 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 artwork international

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We are used to the conjunction of art and nationality because generations of artists, art historians, and the public have typically defined art by its national origin. 2 While art historians commonly think of art production in terms of national schools, art theory is ­usually held to transcend accidental particulars. 3 A central argument in this essay is that art theory and art practice are not so different. To assume that art is connected to place while theory remains unmoored is to deny the ­palpable interconnectedness of theory and practice in the English tradition.

Portraits of ­ onarchs seek to display the might and virtues of their country through the m ruler. 7 Henry Moore’s representations of life in the London underground during the Second World War are memorable because they convey the Churchillian will of a people under siege. Nikolaus Pevsner’s famous study The Englishness of English Art (1956) is the central example in the history of English art of the widespread urge to deploy nationality as an explanation for the proclivities of artists. Pevsner wrote in the aftermath of the Second World War.

And Mrs. Andrews commanded their property with a proprietary gaze, Shonibare demands that we, the contemporary spectators, constitute all meanings by looking at them. Born in London, raised in Nigeria, and living since his student days in the UK, Shonibare claims to be a citizen of the world. But the batik he buys for his sculptures in London’s street markets only has the look of exotic authenticity. ”71 Yet his work insists on the irreducible complexities of place and on his nuanced sense of cultural translation.

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