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

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ISBN-10: 0521276551

ISBN-13: 9780521276559

Edition: 1983

Authors: John Barrell

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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 contemporary England; and this inevitably involved a new 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 dcor of the salons of the rich. His discussion focuses on the work of three painters: Thomas Gainsborough, George…    
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Book details

List price: $46.99
Copyright year: 1983
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/29/1983
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.81" wide x 9.69" long x 0.39" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

List of illustrations
Thomas Gainsborough
George Morland
John Constable