The Colours of the Past in Victorian England

The Colours of the Past in Victorian England

by Charlotte Ribeyrol (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783034319744
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/04/2016
Series: Cultural Interactions: Studies in the Relationship between the Arts Series , #38
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 8.86(h) x (d)

About the Author

Charlotte Ribeyrol is Associate Professor at the University of Paris-Sorbonne, a Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Oxford (2016–2018) and a member of the Institut Universitaire de France since 2015. Her main field of research is the influence of Ancient Greece on Victorian painting and literature, particularly in the works of A.C. Swinburne, J.A. Symonds and Walter Pater. Thanks to her interdisciplinary collaboration with chemists from the POLYRE programme (supported by Sorbonne Universities), she is now exploring the importance of the materiality of colour in the works of major Victorian writers and artists, notably William Morris.

Table of Contents

Contents: Charlotte Ribeyrol: Introduction – Charlotte Ribeyrol/Philippe Walter: «A magic web with colours gay»: W.H. Hunt’s Chromatic Nostalgia – Caroline Arscott: Whistler and Whiteness – Stefano Evangelista: Symphonies in Haze and Blue: Lafcadio Hearn and the Colours of Japan – Isabelle Gadoin: The Orient in Chromolithography: Owen Jones and the Colours of Islamic Art – Michael Seymour: Colour and its Reconstruction in the Nineteenth-Century Rediscovery of Assyrian Art – Lene Østermark-Johansen: «Like fragments of the milky sky itself»: The Late Nineteenth-Century Revival of Luca della Robbia’s Coloured Terracottas – Marc Porée: ‘Popularity’ in Blue – Muriel Pécastaing-Boissière: Annie Besant and Charles W. Leadbeater’s «Key to the Meanings of Colours» in Thought-Forms (1901) – Claire Masurel-Murray: «White Alb and Scarlet Camail»: The Colours of Catholicism in Fin-de-Siècle Literature.

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