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The Colours of the Past in Victorian England

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Project "COPAST" data sheet

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Coordinator
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD 

Organization address
address: WELLINGTON SQUARE UNIVERSITY OFFICES
city: OXFORD
postcode: OX1 2JD
website: www.ox.ac.uk

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 195˙454 €
 EC max contribution 195˙454 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-03-01   to  2018-02-28

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1    THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD UK (OXFORD) coordinator 195˙454.00

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 Project objective

This project entitled “The Colours of the Past in Victorian England” (COPAST) aims to analyse the reception of the chromatic material culture of Antiquity and the Middle Ages in the works of writers and painters from William Morris’s close circle. These politically-committed poets and artists looked towards the ideologically-charged colours of Hellenic and medieval arts and crafts, in order to retrieve and emulate supposedly more meaningful hues and dyeing processes which they believed modern science and economic imperatives had stripped of their symbolic and artistic value. The Victorian age (1837-1901) was indeed a turning point in terms of scientific discoveries of new chemical colours, including coal-tar based synthetic dyes. Dr. Ribeyrol will investigate ideological approaches to ancient polychromy in the context of the Greek and Gothic Revivals which affected industrialized England in the second half of the 19th century. Using close analysis of art works, literary texts and pigment recipe books, she will contrast these ancient hues with the new chemical aniline dyes which were mainly devised for the expanding textile industry. This innovative focus on chromatic materiality in the field of Victorian art history and literature will enable her to shed light on the artistic impact of this colour revolution which radically unsettled the way certain avant-garde Victorian writers and artists related to chromatic terminology and used traditional, organic pigments.

 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Charlotte Ribeyrol
‘Do we all see colour in the same way ?’
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
OXPLORE 2019-06-17
2016 Charlotte Ribeyrol and Philippe Walter
“ ‘A magic web with colours gay’: W.H. Hunt’s chromatic nostalgia’
published pages: pp.19-46, ISSN: , DOI:
The Colours of the Past in Victorian England 2019-06-17
2018 Charlotte Ribeyrol
John Singer Sargent and the fin de siècle Culture of Mauve
published pages: 1-21, ISSN: 1471-4787, DOI: 10.1080/14714787.2018.1447992
Visual Culture in Britain 3 issues a year 2019-06-17
2017 Charlotte Ribeyrol
‘From Galatea to Tanagra: Victorian translations of the controversial colours of Greek sculpture’
published pages: pp.175-190, ISSN: , DOI:
Hellenomania 2019-06-17
2017 Charlotte Ribeyrol
‘Hellenic utopias: Walter Pater and Pausanias’
published pages: pp.201-218, ISSN: , DOI:
Pater the Classicist: Classical Scholarship, Reception, and Aestheticism 2019-06-17
2016 Charlotte Ribeyrol
Review of Sara Lyons’s Algernon Swinburne and Walter Pater: Victorian Aestheticism, Doubt and Secularisation
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Cahiers Victoriens et Edouardiens 2019-06-17

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