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Illustration as Interpretation

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003940/00001

Material Information

Title: Illustration as Interpretation Illustrations of John Milton's Paradise Lost
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Hill, Brittany
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Milton, John
Blake, William
Dore, Gustave
Martin, John
Medina, John
Lens, Bernard
Aldrich, Henry
Paradise Lost
Satan
Christ
Adam
Eve
Eden
Illustration
Interpretation
Illumination
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis explores illustration as interpretation in John Milton�s Paradise Lost. It examines the work of four illustrated editions of Paradise Lost in the effort to demonstrate how trends can develop in visual representation and interpretation. These trends can be used to show how the illustrations relate to the text, to the artist�s contemporaries, and to the critical tradition surrounding Milton�s epic. This thesis studies the work of six artists. Each chapter starts by looking at one of works of the three contributing artists to the first illustrated edition of PL (1688): John Baptista Medina, Dr. Henry Aldrich, and Bernard Lens. From there, each chapter chronologically looks at the work of two of three other artists in order to demonstrate the visual trends between the images. These are the illustrations of William Blake (1807-1808), John Martin (1827), and Gustave Dor� (1866). Taking into account the artist�s biographies, critical concerns of their eras, and changes in PL�s reception, this thesis attempts to demonstrate how illustrations can be used as an interpretative tool and a method of critique. Themes discussed include: Satan�s relationship to Christ, Adam and Eve�s relationship to Eden, and who is to blame for the Fall.
Statement of Responsibility: by Brittany Hill
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Myhill, Nova

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 H6
System ID: NCFE003940:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003940/00001

Material Information

Title: Illustration as Interpretation Illustrations of John Milton's Paradise Lost
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Hill, Brittany
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Milton, John
Blake, William
Dore, Gustave
Martin, John
Medina, John
Lens, Bernard
Aldrich, Henry
Paradise Lost
Satan
Christ
Adam
Eve
Eden
Illustration
Interpretation
Illumination
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis explores illustration as interpretation in John Milton�s Paradise Lost. It examines the work of four illustrated editions of Paradise Lost in the effort to demonstrate how trends can develop in visual representation and interpretation. These trends can be used to show how the illustrations relate to the text, to the artist�s contemporaries, and to the critical tradition surrounding Milton�s epic. This thesis studies the work of six artists. Each chapter starts by looking at one of works of the three contributing artists to the first illustrated edition of PL (1688): John Baptista Medina, Dr. Henry Aldrich, and Bernard Lens. From there, each chapter chronologically looks at the work of two of three other artists in order to demonstrate the visual trends between the images. These are the illustrations of William Blake (1807-1808), John Martin (1827), and Gustave Dor� (1866). Taking into account the artist�s biographies, critical concerns of their eras, and changes in PL�s reception, this thesis attempts to demonstrate how illustrations can be used as an interpretative tool and a method of critique. Themes discussed include: Satan�s relationship to Christ, Adam and Eve�s relationship to Eden, and who is to blame for the Fall.
Statement of Responsibility: by Brittany Hill
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Myhill, Nova

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 H6
System ID: NCFE003940:00001

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