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Mortal Form: Still Life and Virginia Woolf’s Other Elegiac Shapes

Cara L. Lewis

in Dynamic Form: How Intermediality Made Modernism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749179
eISBN:
9781501749193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749179.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Photography

This chapter analyzes Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse (1927). It diverges from the critical commonplace that aligns the form of To the Lighthouse with Lily Briscoe's painting and claims instead ... More


‘Nothing is really statically at rest’: Cézanne and Modern Still Life

Claudia Tobin

in Modernism and Still Life: Artists, Writers, Dancers

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781474455138
eISBN:
9781474481212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455138.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This introduction introduces the shifting terms and characteristics historically ascribed to the still life genre, in order to open up a more nuanced discussion of the significance of stillness and ... More


Translocalities of Sadness: Touring Inauthentic Geographies with Hou Xiaoxian and Jia Zhangke

Dennis Lo

in The Authorship of Place: A Cultural Geography of the New Chinese Cinemas

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9789888528516
eISBN:
9789888180028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528516.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores how Hou Xiaoxian and Jia Zhangke have responded critically and reflexively to the commoditization and neoliberal redevelopment of place by challenging their own notions of ... More


‘Past the gap where we cannot see’: Still Life and the ‘Numinous’ in British Painting of the 1920s–1930s

Claudia Tobin

in Modernism and Still Life: Artists, Writers, Dancers

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781474455138
eISBN:
9781474481212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455138.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The relationship between still life, spiritual contemplation and the ‘numinous’ comes to the foreground in the work of British painters, Winifred Nicholson, Ben Nicholson, David Jones and Ivon ... More


Caterpillage: Death and Truthiness in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Still Life Painting

Judith H. Anderson and Joan Pong Linton

in Go Figure: Energies, Forms, and Institutions in the Early Modern World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823233496
eISBN:
9780823241224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233496.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Ever since its emergence at the turn of the seventeenth century, the aesthetic body of Dutch still life painting has been hamstrung by iconography. Viewed through the magnific lens of Britannica ... More


‘Quivering yet still’: Virginia Woolf, Roger Fry and the Aesthetics of Attention

Claudia Tobin

in Modernism and Still Life: Artists, Writers, Dancers

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781474455138
eISBN:
9781474481212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455138.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

When Virginia Woolf sought to evoke Roger Fry’s qualities as an art critic, she reached for the image of him as a humming-bird hawk-moth, ‘quivering yet still’ in his absorbed attention to ... More


Modernism and Still Life: Artists, Writers, Dancers

Claudia Tobin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781474455138
eISBN:
9781474481212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455138.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries have been characterised as the ‘age of speed’ but they also witnessed a reanimation of still life across different art forms. This book takes an ... More


National Project and Disappearing Space

Hongyan Zou

in Western China on Screen: An Urban Exploration

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474477857
eISBN:
9781399501682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474477857.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter displays how material and cognitive spaces are shaped and demolished due to the construction of the Three Gorges Dam by examining Zhang Ming’s 1996 Rainclouds over Wushan [Wushan yunyu] ... More


‘My Blundering Way of Learning’: Murry's Still Life

Sydney Janet Kaplan

in Circulating Genius: John Middleton Murry, Katherine Mansfield and D. H. Lawrence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748641482
eISBN:
9780748671595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641482.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter situates Murry's first novel, Still Life, within the frameworks of his friendship with D.H. and Frieda Lawrence and his intimate relationship with Katherine Mansfield. It discusses the ... More


Still Life and Women in Love

Sydney Janet Kaplan

in Circulating Genius: John Middleton Murry, Katherine Mansfield and D. H. Lawrence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748641482
eISBN:
9780748671595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641482.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter contains an intertextual reading of Murry's Still Life and Lawrence's Women in Love. It considers the ways that Murry's ambivalent friendship with Lawrence is reflected in Women in Love. ... More


From Still Life to ‘Bliss’

Sydney Janet Kaplan

in Circulating Genius: John Middleton Murry, Katherine Mansfield and D. H. Lawrence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748641482
eISBN:
9780748671595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641482.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The chapter begins with an intertextual reading of Mansfield's short story, ‘Bliss’ and Murry's Still Life. That reading emphasises differences between Murry and Mansfield in their fictional ... More


Suitable for Framing: Insects in Early Still Life Paintings

Janice Neri

in The Insect and the Image: Visualizing Nature in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667642
eISBN:
9781452946603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667642.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter presents early European still life insect paintings. Artists referred to cultural practices related to displaying the natural world such as kuntskammers and natural history in the ... More


The Profundity of Still Life

Hanneke Grootenboer

in The Pensive Image: Art as a Form of Thinking

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226717951
eISBN:
9780226718002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226718002.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

“The Profundity of Still Life” argues that the still life is the most philosophical of genres. The chapter demonstrates how various modes of reflection in still life painting (in mirrors, dew drops ... More


Figures of Self-Reference: A Media Genealogy of the Trompe-l’oeil in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Still Life

Bernhard Siegert

in Cultural Techniques: Grids, Filters, Doors, and Other Articulations of the Real

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263752
eISBN:
9780823268962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263752.003.0010
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter ventures to read the trompe-l’oeil of Dutch still life paintings as a trace of the self-referentiality of the illuminated manuscript page of the late fifteenth century, which is ... More


Gorgeous Three Gorges at Last Sight: Cinematic Remembrance and the Dialectic of Modernization

Sheldon H. Lu

in Chinese Ecocinema: In the Age of Environmental Challenge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090866
eISBN:
9789882206724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090866.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses a group of films that are set against the background of the construction of the Three Gorges Dam Project and the impending flooding of the area: Balzac and the Little Chinese ... More


The Afterlife of Art and Objects: The Cinematic Still Life in the Late Twentieth Century

James Tweedie

in Moving Pictures, Still Lives: Film, New Media, and the Late Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190873875
eISBN:
9780190873912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873875.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Like the tableau vivant, the cinematic still life experienced a stunning revival and reinvention in the late twentieth century. In contrast to the stereotypically postmodern overload of images, the ... More


Theorizing Stillness

Hanneke Grootenboer

in The Pensive Image: Art as a Form of Thinking

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226717951
eISBN:
9780226718002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226718002.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter defines the category of pensive images as not representing a narrative or a meaning, but as articulating thought. In contrast to self-reflexive images (such as Las Meninas) that have ... More


Living Nature

Remo Bodei

in The Life of Things, the Love of Things

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264421
eISBN:
9780823266593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264421.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In still-life painting, particularly in seventeenth-century Netherlandish art, mimetic and illusionistic realism is extreme and refined, but it does not exhaust the meaning of the painting. Beneath ... More


The Life of Things, the Love of Things

Remo Bodei

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264421
eISBN:
9780823266593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264421.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

From prehistoric stone tools to machines to computers, things have traveled a long road along with human beings. Changing with the times, places, and methods of production, coming from diverse ... More


Documentarization and Amplified Realism in Jia Zhangke’s Films

G. Andrew Stuckey

in Metacinema in Contemporary Chinese Film

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888390816
eISBN:
9789888455133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390816.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Documentary film in the PRC has become an important mode in the palate of Sixth Generation (or urban or independent) filmmaking. The recent prominence of documentary turns on the notion of ... More


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