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Exhibition Catalog

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Art & Art History




Catalogue of an exhibition at the Trout Gallery, March 2- April 15 , 2017.

Senior Exhibit, Art and Art History Department, Prof. Phillip Earenfight, Dickinson College.

A British Sentiment: Landscape Drawings and Watercolors 1750–1950 from the Collection of John Harbold is a curatorial project by senior Art History majors at Dickinson College. It stems from an annual seminar designed to introduce students to the practice of preparing an exhibition and catalogue. Working with objects on loan to The Trout Gallery, the ten student curators selected the works for the exhibition, organized the material into major themes, prepared the following essays, and produced the exhibition didactic and educational materials.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Landscape Painting: Background to Subject / by Phillip Earenfight

Essay 1: The Watercolor Manual: Legitimizing Watercolor Through Text / by Jackson Zyontz

Essay 2: British Watercolorists and the Validation of their Art / by Alexia Tobash

Essay 3: Aesthetic Integrity of the Picturesque / by Taylor Hunkins

Essay 4: Humphry Repton's Vision in English Garden Design / by Xiaoqi Huang

Essay 5: The Classist Ideology of the Picturesque Mode / by Christopher Guy

Essay 6: Loss and Recovery: British Landscapes as National Identity

Essay 7: Abroad and At Home: The Impact of the Grand Tour and Domestic Tourism on British Landscape Painting / by Sophie Weinstein

Essay 8: English Gothic in the Countryside: Victorian Taste in Stone and Paint / by Olivia Falcey

Essay 9: Departures from Nature / by Caroline Fallon

Essay 10: John Ruskin and Matthew Arnold: The Nineteenth-Century Critics' Love of Landscape / by Joelle Paull

Exhibition Catalogue