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21 - The Sister Arts

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    1. The Christian character of medieval literature, painting and architecture.

    2. Popular genres and trends in Renaissance literature, painting, architecture and music.

    3.  Shakespearean inspiration in English literature and art.

    4. Classical patterns and forms in eighteenth-century literature, art and architecture.

    5. Social awareness and concerns in eighteenth-century literature and art. (The formation of a new, middle-class audience and taste.)

    6. Romantic landscape: painting and poetry.

    7. Romantic imagination: literature and art.

    8. The stylistic variety of Victorian literature, art and architecture.

    9. The literary nature of Victorian art.

    10. Aestheticism in English literature and art.

    11. Tradition and innovation in twentieth-century literature, painting, music and architecture.

    12. Twentieth-century reinterpretations of earlier literary, artistic and musical themes, genres or works. (Such as Joyce’s Ulysses or Francis Bacon’s Study after Velazquez’s Portrait of Pope Innocent X. Bring at least six examples.)


    Suggested reading

    For the literary part choose works from the lists recommended for the literature courses you have taken.

    For art and architecture

    • Bendiner, Kenneth. An Introduction to Victorian Painting. New Haven and London: Yale UP, 1985.
    • Bindman, David. Hogarth. London: Thames and Hudson, 1997.
    • Butlin, Martin. William Blake. London: The Tate Gallery, 1978.
    • Butlin, Martin and Evelyn Joll. The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner. 2 vols. New Haven and London: Yale UP, 1984.
    • CliftonTaylor, Alec. The Cathedrals of England. London: Thames and Hudson, 1979.
    • Egri, Péter. Modern Games with Renaissance Forms: from Leonardo and Shakespeare to Warhol and Stoppard. Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1996.
    • Egri, Péter. Value and Form: Comparative Literature, Painting and Music. Budapest: Nemzeti Tankönyvkiadó, 1993.
    • Egri, Péter. Text in Context: Literature and the Sister Arts. Budapest: Nemzeti Tankönyvkiadó, 2001.
    • Gaunt, William. A Concise History of English Painting. London: Thames and Hudson, 1985.
    • Lister, Raymond. Victorian Narrative Paintings. London: Museum Press, 1966.
    • Paulson, Ronald. The Art of Hogarth. London: Phaidon, 1975.
    • Raine, Kathleen. William Blake. London: Thames and Hudson, 1996.
    • Rose, Andrea. The Pre-Raphaelites. London, Phaidon, 1992.
    • Rosenthal, Michael. Constable: The Painter and his Landscape. New Haven and London: Yale UP, 1983.
    • Summerson, John. Architecture in Britain 1530--1830. London: Penguin, 1991.
    • Vaughan, William. Romanticism and Art. London: Thames and Hudson, 1978.
    • Watkin, David. English Architecture. A Concise History. London: Thames and Hudson, 1979.
    • Wilson, Simon. British Art: from Holbein to the present day. London: The Tate Gallery and The Bodley Head, 1979.
    • Wood, Christopher. Victorian Panorama: Paintings of Victorian Life. London: Faber and Faber, 1990.
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