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Introduction to 'Ford Madox Brown and the Victorian Imagination’

Sheldon, JL and Trodd, C (2014) Introduction to 'Ford Madox Brown and the Victorian Imagination’. Visual Culture in Britain, 15 (3). pp. 227-238. ISSN 1471-4787

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The introduction to this special issue offers a critical overview of some of the most valuable historical engagements with Brown’s art. It notes how certain Victorian commentators responded to the complexity of Brown’s pictorial compositions and isolates some of their broader cultural and social concerns. It goes on to argue that much contemporary criticism has attacked Brown for failing to hit a target that never aimed at. The introduction concludes with a description of the broader themes in the essays that follow.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Visual Culture in Britain on 26th September 2014, available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14714787.2014.945806
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Liverpool School of Art and Design
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2014 14:27
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2016 00:50
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/186

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