Art history and double consciousness: visual culture and eighteenth-century maritime Britain

Quilley, Geoffrey (2014) Art history and double consciousness: visual culture and eighteenth-century maritime Britain. Eighteenth-Century Studies, 48 (1). pp. 21-35. ISSN 0013-2586

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Abstract

This article addresses eighteenth-century maritime visual culture and its historiography by questioning fundamental fractures within it and the implications of these for the disciplines of history and art history. Using the Abolitionist print of the Brooks slave ship as a starting point alongside Paul Gilroy’s formulation of “double consciousness,” it questions the bypassing of the Black Atlantic and the wider maritime sphere within the history of eighteenth-century British art and argues for a revision of the periodization, classification, disciplinary boundaries, and ideological parameters by which it has been defined, to take full account of the significance of the maritime sphere.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Art History
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA History of Great Britain > DA010 British Empire. Commonwealth of Nations. The Commonwealth
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Depositing User: Geoffrey Quilley
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2014 09:58
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2015 12:03
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/50737
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