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Fine art (W100): The aesthetic representation in one medium of what is reality in another. Encompasses all artistic media.

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Link George Romney: Emma Hart as Circe c.1782

This link takes to to some useful information about George Romney's painting of  Emma Hart as Circe, c.1782, in the Tate Gallery, London

Emma Hamilton, Emma Hart, Nelson, Sir William Hamilton, George Romney, Portraiture, Collectors, 18th century, Long 18th Century view
Document 1. Introduction

Introduction to Vides Volume 6 - 2018.

Document A presentation of the contemporary human condition in Matthew Arnold’s Dover Beach and William Holman Hunt’s Our English Coasts, 1852 (Strayed Sheep) by Alexandra Mayson

More than just lyrically and visually pleasing icons of their age, ‘Dover Beach’ and ‘Our English Coasts’ also invoke the contemporary human...

Pre-raphaelite, Matthew Arnold, 19th century view
Document Between The Spheres: Breaking The Boundary Between Private And Public Spheres In Wilkie Collins’s The Woman In White And William Holman Hunt’s The Lady Of Shalott, Alison Westwood

The nineteenth-century notion of a public sphere for male-authored content and a private sphere for female-authored content made the female diary...

19th century, Gender, Sexuality view
Link Contemporary Art in Times of Social Crisis

This article by Syrago Tsiara discusses the "political dimension of art" as a way of investigating critical social issues and, thereby,...

Modern Greek, Greek cinema, Greek culture, Greek language, Film Studies, European cinema, Cinema, Culture, Society, Visual arts, Politics of art, Dogtooth, Strella view
Document Edouard Manet and George Meredith: Two Interpretations of ‘The Heroic in History’, Hannes Frey

The American Civil War challenged the political imagination of Victorian elites. Abolition emerged as a primary concern, yet other issues...

Victorian Culture, 19th century, American Civil War, naval history view
Document Female Self-determination in Victorian Britain: Finding the parellels between Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Lady Audley's Secret (1862) and Dante Gabriel Rossetti's Proserpine (1874) by Sez Maxted

The gender history of nineteenth-century Britain can be seen as a gradual but determined female challenge against an overarching...

Victorian Culture, Gender, 19th century view
Link Greek Painters: El Greco "The Burial of Christ"

Improve your Greek by talking about some of the most important paintings in the Greek world. Discover new aspects of modern Greek art and culture...

Modern Greek, Greek culture, Greek art, Greek language, Culture, Painting, Fine arts, People, Social life, Celebrations, Domenicos Theotokopoulos, El Greco view
Link Images from the Getty Research Institute’s Special Collections

These high-resolution images span centuries and continents, and include artists’ sketchbooks, drawings and watercolors, rare prints from the 16th...

History view
Document Investigating Personal Character: Sir John Barnard – A Portrait and A Present for an Apprentice, Harold Pearce

The most highly influential business book of the twentieth-century was based upon the learning from over 200 years of success literature and was...

Portraiture, Social history, 18th century view
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