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Ford Madox Brown Paintings: Work, the Manchester Murals, the Last of England, Cromwell on His Farm, Cromwell, Protector of the Vaudois Books LLC

Ford Madox Brown Paintings: Work, the Manchester Murals, the Last of England, Cromwell on His Farm, Cromwell, Protector of the Vaudois

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Published May 30th 2010
ISBN : 9781157397571
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32 pages
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Chapters: Work, the Manchester Murals, the Last of England, Cromwell on His Farm, Cromwell, Protector of the Vaudois, Take Your Son, Sir , Manfred on the Jungfrau. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 30. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includesMoreChapters: Work, the Manchester Murals, the Last of England, Cromwell on His Farm, Cromwell, Protector of the Vaudois, Take Your Son, Sir , Manfred on the Jungfrau. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 30. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Work (18521865) is a painting by Ford Madox Brown, which is generally considered to be his most important achievement. It attempts to portray, both literally and analytically, the totality of the Victorian social system and the transition from a rural to an urban economy. Brown began the painting in 1852 and completed it in 1865, when he set up a special exhibition to showcase it along with several of his other works. He wrote a detailed catalogue explaining the significance of the picture. The picture depicts a group of so-called Navvies digging up the road to build a system of underground tunnels. It is typically assumed that these were part of the extensions of Londons sewerage system, which were being undertaken to deal with the threat of typhus and cholera. The workers are in the centre of the painting. On either side of them are individuals who are either unemployed or represent the leisured classes. Behind the workers are two aristocrats on horseback, whose progress along the road has been halted by the excavations. The painting also portrays an election campaign, evidenced by posters and people carrying sandwich boards with the name of the candidate Bobus. A poster also draws attention to the potential presence of a burglar. Hogarth, Humours of an Election: Chairing the Member. An MP is being carried by his supporters, while a Tory rural labourer and a Whig urban entertainer fight one anotherBrown explained that he had intended to demonstrate that the modern British workman could be as fit a subject for art as the more supposedly picture...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=1039176