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Wilkie and Scotland

Nicholas Tromans

in David Wilkie: The People's Painter

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625208
eISBN:
9780748651313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625208.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter is concerned with David Wilkie and Scotland, reflecting back upon the artist's whole career, first considering the question of how Scotland was to be represented in pictures. It reviews ... More


Everyday Heroes: Wilkie’s Version of History

Nicholas Tromans

in David Wilkie: The People's Painter

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625208
eISBN:
9780748651313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625208.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter considers the peculiarly visual characteristics of David Wilkie's version of history. It also discusses Wilkie's journey to Turkey and Palestine in 1840–1, undertaken in the hope of ... More


Everyday Stories

Nicholas Tromans

in David Wilkie: The People's Painter

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625208
eISBN:
9780748651313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625208.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter argues that David Wilkie sought to represent the everyday stories as the authentic basis of social life, and also shows that his initial image of the everyday was not sustainable once ... More


The Anatomy of Expression

Nicholas Tromans

in David Wilkie: The People's Painter

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625208
eISBN:
9780748651313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625208.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter is concerned with David Wilkie's representation of the human body, face and mind, and also addresses the expressions in Wilkie's pictures, which were often considered the bedrock of his ... More


‘The Shackles of Connoisseurship’

Nicholas Tromans

in David Wilkie: The People's Painter

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625208
eISBN:
9780748651313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625208.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses directly David Wilkie's relationship with his audiences and with the institutions which mediated that relationship. Wilkie explored the possibilities of retaining more ... More


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


Conclusion

Nicholas Tromans

in David Wilkie: The People's Painter

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625208
eISBN:
9780748651313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625208.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The picturesque, in its basic sense of a vision of reality guided through the optic of the classic painters of the past, was a constant characteristic of David Wilkie's imagery. In the Scottish ... More


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