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A Breath of Fresh Air: Constable and the Coast

Christiana Payne

in Coastal Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474435734
eISBN:
9781474453721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435734.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

John Constable is often thought of as a painter of trees, canals and meadows; country labourers and wagons. His coastal paintings are considered a somewhat peripheral part of his output. Yet they are ... More


Cloud Studies: The Visible Invisible

Mary Jacobus

in Romantic Things: A Tree, a Rock, a Cloud

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226390666
eISBN:
9780226390680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390680.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

With the rise in popularity of cloud-spotting and the emergence of the principles of cloud formation through Luke Howard’s work, the discussion of clouds as objects begins to fascinate. Are they ... More


Science and Religion in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Landscape Art

David Brown

in Reading Genesis after Darwin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383355
eISBN:
9780199870561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383355.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, History of Christianity

This chapter identifies the impact of Darwin's discoveries on landscape art. Constable, Friedrich, and the Hudson River school are used to illustrate pre-1858 attitudes; Ruskin, Dyce, and van Gogh ... More


Romantic Things: A Tree, a Rock, a Cloud

Mary Jacobus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226390666
eISBN:
9780226390680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390680.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Our thoughts are shaped as much by what things make of us as by what we make of them. Lyric poetry is especially concerned with things and their relationship to thought, sense, and understanding. ... More


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