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Title :

Seers and seers not : John Martin's Belshazzar's feast and the sublimation of self

Author :
FLYNN, Nicolas ;
Publication year :
2000
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Analyzes John Martin's painting Belshazzar's Feast (private collection), with attention to the sublime. Attempts to delineate a precise relationship between vision, language and subject. Considers the relationship of passages in the Book of Daniel to the painting. Flynn writes 'Martin's great achievement in the painting - which was the main attraction of the British Institution's 1821 exhibition - lies in the way in which he has fashioned an image and a concomitant mode of vision at once superficial and deep, popular and profound; an image which elides the apparent inconsistency between the need to make something telling and to paint the picture of the year.' Includes analysis of Charles Lamb's critique of the painting. ;
Pagination/Size :
2 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Balthasar ; Bible, A.T., Livre de Daniel ; Festin de Balthasar ; Grande-Bretagne ; Iconographie ; Iconographie chrétienne ; Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834 ; Martin, John, 1789-1854 ; Peinture ; Sublime ; 1800-1900 ;
Descriptors :
Belshazzar ; Belshazzar's Feast ; Bible, O.T., Book of Daniel ; Christian iconography ; Great Britain ; Iconography ; Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834 ; Martin, John, 1789-1854 ; Painting ; Sublime ; 1800-1900 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Word & image (London. 1985), 2000, 16, 2, Apr-June
INIST identifier :
24955252 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0266-6286 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Taylor & Francis, London
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;