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Title The Tombs of a departed race : illustrations of Ireland's great hunger / Niamh O'Sullivan.
Author O'Sullivan, Niamh, 1960-
Publication Hamden, CT : Quinnipiac University Press, [2014]
Copyright date ©2014
Description 67 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Call # 941.5081 O
Series Ireland's Great Hunger Museum / Niamh O'Sullivan, Grace Brady
Studies in the great hunger (Quinnipiac University)
Famine folio series.
Note The subject matter of real human suffering did not lend itself easily to art. Ireland's Great Hunger--the worst demographic catastrophe of the nineteenth century--coincided with the invention of new mass-market periodicals. This essay considers the aesthetic, historical, technical and contextual roles of British newspaper illustration in interpreting the story of the Famine. Niamh O'Sullivan examines how academically trained artists who had little experience of looking at unfiltered or distanced atrocity, became pictorial journalists and found new ways to image a trauma of unprecedented scale and horror.--back cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 63-64).
Contents Horrible suffering, utter penury -- Crawling skeletons -- Half-clad spectres -- The mirror of truth -- A mass of human putrifaction -- The triumph of pestilence and the feast of death -- The black hole of Calcutta -- Buried in the deep.
Summary The subject matter of real human suffering did not lend itself easily to art. Ireland's Great Hunger--the worst demographic catastrophe of the nineteenth century--coincided with the invention of new mass-market periodicals. This essay considers the aesthetic, historical, technical and contextual roles of British newspaper illustration in interpreting the story of the Famine. Hiamh O'Sullivan examines how academically trained artists who had little experience of looking at unfiltered or distanced atrocity, became pictorial journalists and found new ways to image a trauma of unprecedented scale and horror.--back cover.
Subject Famines -- Ireland.
Famines in art.
Hunger in art.
English newspapers -- History -- 19th century.
Graphic arts -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Ireland -- History -- Famine, 1845-1852.
Ireland -- History -- 19th century.
Famine (Ireland : 1845-1852) (OCoLC)fst01353092
English newspapers. (OCoLC)fst00912226
Famines. (OCoLC)fst00920590
Famines in art. (OCoLC)fst01199981
Graphic arts. (OCoLC)fst00946595
Hunger in art. (OCoLC)fst00964109
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Ireland. (OCoLC)fst01205427
1800-1899
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author Ireland's Great Hunger Museum.
Alt Title Illustrations of Ireland's great hunger
ISBN 9780990468639 (paperback)
0990468631 (paperback)

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