Sacred and Profane: The Artist and Religion: Religious Patronage in Mid-Twentieth Century England (1940-1965)

Grobbelaar, Neuma A (2000) Sacred and Profane: The Artist and Religion: Religious Patronage in Mid-Twentieth Century England (1940-1965). MPhil(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This Exhibition addresses the relationship between art and religion in Mid- Twentieth century England and focuses primarily on the ambivalent role of the Church in directing the development of religious art. The historical context of religious patronage in England is highlighted. Efforts to address the role of the Church as patron, such as the patronage of Reverend Walter Hussey and the Coventry Cathedral Scheme, are discussed to illuminate the complex relationship between patron and artist. The secular interpretation of religious imagery as an important component of the overall genre of artistic production (as exemplified by Francis Bacon) of this time is highlighted. In conclusion, the question is posed whether there is a future role for the Church as an active patron of the visual arts.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Additional Information: Adviser: Deborah Lambert
Keywords: Art history, Arts management
Date of Award: 2000
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2000-76272
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2019 16:12
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 16:12
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/76272

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