The 'social-realist' phase in the painting of Luke Fildes, Hubert Herkomer, and Frank Holl: The making and unmaking of a sub-genre

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/128051
Title:
The 'social-realist' phase in the painting of Luke Fildes, Hubert Herkomer, and Frank Holl: The making and unmaking of a sub-genre
Authors:
Watson, Peter Joseph
Abstract:
This dissertation discusses three Victorian artists, Luke Fildes, Hubert Herkomer, and Frank Holl, who emerged partly or mainly through their drawinsg for the Graphic magazine. All used images of the poor created for this work as motifs for major paintings which have come to be called 'social-realist', and all went on to devote their careers largely to portraiture. Yet to group them this way, and to apply the 'social-realist' label can be deeply misleading, firstly because they never worked together as a 'movement' with an ideology or manifesto, secondly because the label has more radical or socially-critical connotations as applied to other movements of that name in the twentieth century, and thirdly because it was applied only retrospectively in the twentieth century in the wake of those movements, implying ideological comparability.
Publisher:
University of Chester
Issue Date:
Oct-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/128051
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
MPhil / PhD Theses and Masters Dissertations

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dc.contributor.authorWatson, Peter Josephen
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-13T11:15:46Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-13T11:15:46Z-
dc.date.issued2007-10-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/128051-
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation discusses three Victorian artists, Luke Fildes, Hubert Herkomer, and Frank Holl, who emerged partly or mainly through their drawinsg for the Graphic magazine. All used images of the poor created for this work as motifs for major paintings which have come to be called 'social-realist', and all went on to devote their careers largely to portraiture. Yet to group them this way, and to apply the 'social-realist' label can be deeply misleading, firstly because they never worked together as a 'movement' with an ideology or manifesto, secondly because the label has more radical or socially-critical connotations as applied to other movements of that name in the twentieth century, and thirdly because it was applied only retrospectively in the twentieth century in the wake of those movements, implying ideological comparability.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Chesteren
dc.rightsThe images included are out of copyright. Images still in copyright have been removed and replaced with a hypertext link.en
dc.subjectLuke Fildesen
dc.subjectHubert Herkomeren
dc.subjectFrank Hollen
dc.subjectVictorian artistsen
dc.subjectsocial realisten
dc.subjectGraphic magazineen
dc.titleThe 'social-realist' phase in the painting of Luke Fildes, Hubert Herkomer, and Frank Holl: The making and unmaking of a sub-genreen
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnameMAen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters Degreeen
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