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Fine art

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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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Document The Acquisition of Taste: The replication, reproduction and reception of a classical gem in Britain in the eighteenth and nineteenth centures by Richard Aronowitz

This article examines the influence that the three-dimensional replication and two-dimensional reproduction of classical gems in...

art history view
Document The Power behind the Pearl by Dana MacMillan

This article will focus on two sixteenth-century portraits of powerful men adorned with pearls, with both works connected by...

Elizabethan, Portraits, Colonialism view
Document Covetousness and commodification: the eroticised female body and cultural representations of death by Natasha Shirman

The Victorian cult of mourning meant that the ritual of death became a visual affair, which placed women firmly at its centre. These gendered...

mourning, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Victorian Culture view
Document Reflections of reflections of reflections: Shelley and the terrifying necessity of fragmentary art by Andrew Turner

This article is concerned with an analysis of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s ‘On the Medusa of Leonardo da Vinci in the Florentine Gallery’ as a...

Percy Bysshe Shelley, Medusa view
Document The Angel in the House and Fallen Women: Assigning Women their Places in Victorian Society, Sarah Kuhl

This article juxtaposes Coventry Patmore’s poem ‘The Angel in the House’ and William Holman Hunt’s painting ‘The Awakening Conscience’, examining...

Pre-raphaelite, 19th century, Victorian, Gender, feminism, Poetry view
Document The Material Abbey: J. M. W. Turner and William Wordsworth by Dewey W. Hall

The paper examines representations of Tintern Abbey, as part of the Wye Valley, by J. M. W. Turner and William Wordsworth through visual and print...

Tintern Abbey, William Wordsworth, Joseph Mallord William Turner, 19th century view
Document The Other Side: Themes of Swedenborgian-spiritualism in Dante Gabriel Rossetti's The Blessed Damozel by Rosanna Hayes

This article will explore two expressions of Swedenborgian-Spiritualism in Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s painting The Blessed Damozel and...

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Poetry, Death view
Document The Nocturne and the ‘Native Village’: contrasting Japonismes in late-Victorian London by Jonathan Parker

This article contrasts two manifestations of the late-Victorian fascination with Japonisme – James Whistler’s painting Nocturne in Blue and Silver...

Japonisme view
Document Know thyself? Did Phrenology help William Powell Frith address middleclass Victorian crowd anxiety? by Jane de Beneducci

Lorenzo Niles Fowler’s Phrenology bust of circa 1850 has achieved a modern iconic status as an artefact that represents either a quackish...

phrenology, Victorian Culture 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
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