Transfiguration: The Religion of Art in Nineteenth-Century Literature (Before Aestheticism) – PDF

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  • Author: Stephen Cheeke
  • File Size: 3 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 237 Pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; Illustrated edition
  • Publication Date: November 17, 2016
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198757204, 0191074373
  • ISBN-13: 9780198757207, 9780191074370


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Stephen Cheeke

Transfiguration: The Religion of Art in Nineteenth-Century Literature (PDF) explores the work of Robert Browning, John Ruskin, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Walter Pater, treating in exact the methods in which they engaged with the Christian content material of their topic, and, in Pater’s case, how the artwork of Christianity was in contrast with classical sculpture. Stephen Cheeke examines two related phenomena: idolatry (a false substitution, a sexual betrayal), and the poetics of transfiguration (to raise or reward subject material not thought of as conventionally poetic, to reward). Central to the ebook is the query of the “translation” of faith into artwork and aesthetics, a process that supposedly undergirds the arrival of the museum age and makes doable the idea of a ‘faith of artwork’ as a phenomenon of late century Aestheticism. Such a phenomenon is ready for, nevertheless, by way of the engagement with Christian portray and classical sculpture in the work of these 4 writers. All 4 thought sensibly in regards to the methods in which a selected mimetic impulse of ‘making reside in artworks might be related to non secular expertise. This meant analyzing the character of the hyperlink between seeing and believing–visualizing in order to conceive, to show, but additionally in the sense of being acted upon by the seen. All 4 wrote in regards to the nice energy of artworks to transfigure the objects of their consideration. In each case, there emerges the likelihood of a secret sexual data hiding inside or mendacity on the opposite facet of the extraordinary data of aesthesis. All 4 questioned whether or not this was characteristically hostile to Christianity, or whether or not it might, lastly, be an lodging inside it. NOTE: The product only consists of the ebook Transfiguration in PDF. No access codes are included.


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