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David Wilkie: The People's Painter

Nicholas Tromans

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625208
eISBN:
9780748651313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625208.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book is about the artist David Wilkie (1785–1841), the first British painter to become an international celebrity. Based on original research, it explores the ways in which Wilkie's images, so ... More


Recovering and Inventing the Past: M. F. Husain’s Live Action Heritage

Daniel Herwitz

in Heritage, Culture, and Politics in the Postcolony

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160186
eISBN:
9780231530729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160186.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses the recontextualization of the Indian past in British paintings. The picture of the Indian past—the totality of Indian traditional life—was represented in the eighteenth and ... More


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