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Title :

Memorizing the Great War : Stanley Spencer at Burghclere

Author :
MALVERN, Sue ;
Publication year :
2000
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
The Chapel of All Saints, Burghclere, is decorated with a narrative series of war paintings (eight panels each with a matching predella, two panoramas and an end-wall Resurrection of the Soldiers scene), and was completed by the British artist Stanley Spencer between 1926 and 1932. This article analyses the Chapel within two intersecting frames of reference - as part of a tradition for war memoirs by veterans and as an example of war memorial iconography in Britain in the inter-war years. Whereas the meaning of the Chapel is usually read as one which resolves the Great War into a matter of resurrection and redemption, I argue that the series is a paradoxical and indeterminate narrative intended for diverse audiences. ;
Pagination/Size :
10 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Burghclere (GBR), Sandham Memorial Chapel ; Grande-Bretagne ; Guerre mondiale (1914-1918) ; Iconographie ; Narration ; Peinture ; Peinture murale ; Résurrection ; Soldats ; Spencer, Stanley, 1891-1959 ; 1900-2000 ;
Descriptors :
Burghclere (GBR), Sandham Memorial Chapel ; Great Britain ; Iconography ; Mural painting ; Narrative ; Painting ; Resurrection ; Soldiers ; Spencer, Stanley, 1891-1959 ; World War (1914-1918) ; 1900-2000 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Art history, 2000, 23, 2, June
INIST identifier :
24985647 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0141-6790 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Routledge & Kegan, Henley-on-Thames
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;