The Artist as Critic, 1720-1820
By (author) Stuart Sillars
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Painting Shakespeare by Stuart Sillars
Book DescriptionPainting Shakespeare explores the tradition of critical and interpretive painting and engraving that developed when eighteenth-century artists rejected the depiction of Shakespeare's plays in performance to produce images based on the new scholarly editions. The opening chapter locates Shakespeare painting alongside contemporary performance, editing and criticism, and discusses its relation to art history and practice. The book proceeds to examine Hogarth's use of ironic allusion, and the development of this and other techniques of critical visualisation by artists of the succeeding decades. Later chapters discuss the arcane allusions and supernatural visions of Fuseli, the gestural immediacy of Romney, the fluid, critical mythologising of Blake, and the compound subtleties of Reynolds. The book concludes with a study of the Boydell Shakespeare Gallery and the radically new reading practices it constituted.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521853088
(246mm x 189mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stuart Sillars
Shakespeare and the Visual Imagination, Hardback (August 2015)
A fully illustrated study of Shakespeare's awareness of traditions in visual art and their presence in his plays and poems.
Shakespeare and the Victorians, Hardback (November 2013)
Shakespeare and the Victorians explores the place of Shakespeare in Victorian culture, and shows how the plays and the man became central to all levels of Victorian life and thought.
Shakespeare, Time and the Victorians, Hardback (December 2011)» View all books by Stuart Sillars
Sillars explores how the Victorians saw Shakespeare and the nature of time, as manifested in their performances, painting and photography.
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Author Biography - Stuart Sillars
Currently Professor of English at the University of Bergen, Stuart Sillars was previously a member of the Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge, and has been a visiting professor at universities in Texas, Washington and Croatia. He has written extensively on the relationship between literature and the visual arts, with books including Art and Survival in First World War Britain (1987) and British Romantic Art and the Second World War (1991), and has had many articles and reviews published in major journals in the UK, Europe and the USA.
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