The Dark Side of the Landscape: The Rural Poor in English Painting 1730 1840

The Dark Side of the Landscape: The Rural Poor in English Painting 1730 1840

John Barrell / Sep 17, 2019

The Dark Side of the Landscape The Rural Poor in English Painting 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 att

  • Title: The Dark Side of the Landscape: The Rural Poor in English Painting 1730 1840
  • Author: John Barrell
  • ISBN: 9780521276559
  • Page: 472
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 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 ruraThe 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 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 1980 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 decor 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.

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    1. 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.



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