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dc.contributor.authorBarry, James (Irish painter, printmaker, and lithographer, 1741-1806, active in England)
dc.coverage.spatialRoyal Society of Arts (Great Britian)
dc.date.accessioned2008-02-02T10:40:39Z
dc.date.available2008-02-02T10:40:39Z
dc.date.createdc. 1792-5
dc.date.issued1983
dc.identifier.citationWilliam L. Pressly, 'James Barry: Artist as Hero', London: The Tate Gallery, 1983. 110-1, no 53.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/13567
dc.descriptionAlthough Jonathan Richardson had recommended this subject as an excellent one for a picture as early as 1734 in his book 'Explanatory Notes and Remarks on Milton's 'Paradise Lost'', Henry Fuseli was apparently the first to depict it in a drawing of 1781-2. He was followed by Thomas Freeman, who exhibited a canvas entitled 'Satan Departing from the Court of Chaos' at the Royal Academy in 1784. At about the same time William Blake executed a drawing of Satan approaching the Court of Chaos. It is instructive to compare Barry's and Fuseli's interpretations of this same scene. Both employ a low point of view, but Barry avoids the extravagance of Fuseli's constricted poses, exaggerated expressions, and expansive, dynamic setting, relying instead on an adventurous use of a close-up focus and abrupt foreshortening to supply the dramatic tension.' (Pressly, 110-1)en
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dc.format.mediumcolored inken
dc.format.mediumink washesen
dc.format.mediumblack chalken
dc.format.mimetypeimage/jpeg
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherRoyal Society of Arts (Great Britain)en
dc.subjectOld Nighten
dc.subject.lcshArt, Irishen
dc.subject.lcshDrawing, Irishen
dc.subject.lcshMilton, John, 1608-1674 Characters Devil.en
dc.subject.lcshMilton, John, 1608-1674. Paradise losten
dc.subject.lcshChaos (Greek deity)en
dc.titleSatan at the Abode of Chaos and Old Nighten
dc.typeImageen
dc.contributor.roleartisten
dc.coverage.cultureIrishen
dc.format.extentdimensions56 cm x 40 cm
dc.subject.period18th century
dc.type.workdrawingen


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