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History of art

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History of art (V350): Historical study of developments in the arts and consideration of art history methods and techniques. Includes the enhancement of visual awareness and expertise as an aspect of cultural history.

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Document Religion and Reality: Victorian society as seen through art and poetry by Joyce Markham

Abstract: Christianity was an essential part of life for Victorians in all strata of society. The numbers and sizes of Victorian churches that can...

19th century, Victorian, Holman Hunt, Tractarian, Algernon Charles Swinburne view
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Document The posthumous lives of Joseph Severn’s portrait of John Keats and the autograph manuscript of ‘Ode to a Nightingale’ by Nigel à Brassard

Abstract: When the twenty-five-year-old John Keats died, his lungs completely destroyed by consumption, it would have been entirely reasonable to...

Long 19th century, John Keats, Joseph Severn, Poet view
Document Mirrors Of The Soul: Reflections Of Sexual Identity In Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s ‘Hand And Soul’ And Woman Combing Her Hair, Travis Piper

As an artist and man Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–1882) was mesmerized by women, focusing consistently on female images and identity throughout...

19th century, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Sexuality, Gender view
Document Elizabeth Montagu: Queen of the Bluestockings by Gill Woodcock

Elizabeth Montagu (1718-1800) was a central figure in the Bluestocking Circle in eighteenth-century London. Samuel Johnson called her ‘Queen of...

Long 18th Century, Elizabeth Montagu, Bluestocking view
Document Circulation and Taste: The Return of the Royal Navy at the Turn of the Eighteenth Century by Liam Furniss

By the end of the eighteenth century, Britain had come to occupy the strongest position in the global economy. This was done via military conquest...

Long 18th Century, Jane Austen, International Trade view
Document Visions and Revisions: Addiction and Additions in Thomas De Quincey’s Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s Carceri d’Invenzione, Alessia Pannese

Thomas De Quincey’s autobiographical account Confessions of an English Opium-Eater compares opium-induced states of mind with the imaginary...

Document An Arts and Crafts vision: A Pot and a Lecture, Penelope Fraser

This garden pot was made around 1898 at the Compton Potters’ Arts Guild (PAG) in Surrey, established by Mary Seton Watts (1849–1938). The lecture...

History view
Document Some theoretical reflections on domestic life and furnishings

Some theoretical reflections on domestic life and furnishings

Interior design, Interiors, Furnishings, Furniture, Designers, Twentieth-century, Nineteenth-century, Victorian view
Document Assignment Questions for Furnishings and Interiors 1850 to the Present Day

Sample assignment questions for Furnishings and Interiors 1850 to the Present Day.

Assignment, Interior design, Interiors, Furnishings, Furniture, Nineteenth-century, Twentieth-century, Victorian view
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