The Dark Side of the Landscape: The Rural Poor in English

The Dark Side of the Landscape: The Rural Poor in English


3 thoughts on “The Dark Side of the Landscape: The Rural Poor in English Painting 17301840 (Cambridge Paperback Library)

  1. Ben Ben says:

    Comprised of three long essays The strongest is the last on Constable Academic but fairly accessible and interesting


  2. Johanne Johanne says:

    I had high hopes but it was a little dry The subject matter is fascinating and if you have an interest in social history or art history this is a must read


  3. Uriah Todoroff Uriah Todoroff says:

    Good book written in a style clearly based on dictation or lectures The arguments about what constitutes georgic painting and how it relates to class dynamics of the time relies a lot on drawing parallels with contemporaneous poetry The reproductions were not great black and white especially for a book about art specifically where the figures are often diminished in the landscape The middle essay was the best Gave me lots of think about and at a recent exhibition I was thinking about art that hides figures in the landscape and how that relates to the class dynamics of the timeLittle formal analysis of the paintings and a real focus on the social history and drawing connections to poetry


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The Dark Side of the Landscape: The Rural Poor in English Painting 17301840 (Cambridge Paperback Library) [Reading] ➼ The Dark Side of the Landscape: The Rural Poor in English Painting 17301840 (Cambridge Paperback Library) ➲ John Barrell – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk The eighteenth century saw a radical change in the depiction of country life in English painting feeling less constrained by the conventions of classical or theatrical pastoral landscape painters atte The eighteenth century saw a radical Side of PDF/EPUB Ã change in the depiction of country life in English painting feeling less constrained by the conventions of classical or theatrical pastoral landscape painters attempted to offer a portrayal of what life was really like or was thought to be like in England; and this inevitably involved a distinct approach to the depiction of the rural poor John Barrell's influential study shows why the poor began to be of such interest to painters and examines the ways in which they could be represented so as to be an acceptable part of the The Dark PDF \ dcor of the salons of the rich His discussion focuses on the work of three painters Thomas Gainsborough George Morland and John Constable Throughout the book Barrell draws illuminating comparisons with the literature of rural life and with the work of other painters His terse and vigourous account has provided a landmark for social historians and literary critics as well as historians of art.

  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • The Dark Side of the Landscape: The Rural Poor in English Painting 17301840 (Cambridge Paperback Library)
  • John Barrell
  • English
  • 11 June 2015
  • 9780521276559

3 thoughts on “The Dark Side of the Landscape: The Rural Poor in English Painting 17301840 (Cambridge Paperback Library)

  1. Ben Ben says:

    Comprised of three long essays The strongest is the last on Constable Academic but fairly accessible and interesting

  2. Johanne Johanne says:

    I had high hopes but it was a little dry The subject matter is fascinating and if you have an interest in social history or art history this is a must read

  3. Uriah Todoroff Uriah Todoroff says:

    Good book written in a style clearly based on dictation or lectures The arguments about what constitutes georgic painting and how it relates to class dynamics of the time relies a lot on drawing parallels with contemporaneous poetry The reproductions were not great black and white especially for a book about art specifically where the figures are often diminished in the landscape The middle essay was the best Gave me lots of think about and at a recent exhibition I was thinking about art that hides figures in the landscape and how that relates to the class dynamics of the timeLittle formal analysis of the paintings and a real focus on the social history and drawing connections to poetry

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