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You came from them and you must go back to them. Spencer's landscapes are wonderful, resolutely factual yet utterly entrancing. (my translation)]. 10Even the beautiful Swan Upping at Cookham [fig. Il s’agit là souvent d’œuvres de commande. 15]. —the media embodiment of this nostalgic evocation of Edwardian England that modern British TV viewers enjoyed so much—was shot. The English painter Stanley Spencer (1891–1959) is perhaps best known for his mystical biblical scenes and candid self-portraits, but it was his magnificent paintings of gardens, houses and landscapes, set in the small alleys and overgrown backyards of his home village of Cookham, which proved more popular during his lifetime. https://www.wikiart.org/​en/​lucian-freud/​factory-in-north-london, https://www.tate.org.uk/​art/​artworks/​hockney-my-parents-t03255. https://www.iwm.org.uk/​collections/​item/​object/​20289. Land-scape—the English language can offer multiple declensions of the term as in sea-scape, in-scape town/city-scape, photo-scape—designates a limited view cut off from an unlimited space. in a most striking way. 18]… The leg of mutton refers to a typical English feature and institution characteristic of a typically English rural landscape. Bell’s comprehensive complete Catalogue was published by Phaidon in 1992. 2We know that the etymology of land-scape (land+skip, landschaft) actually points to a sight which encloses an expanse of land visible to one’s eye. It gave pride of place to a peaceful valley softly unrolling beneath the eye in tones of yellow and green. , which he set in another English churchyard. 20Writing about Cottages at Burghclere [fig. Figure 2: J.M.W. It is true that his work, deeply rooted in the English soil, space and history, seems for a major part relatively immune to foreign influence, although he had his post-impressionist moment, something visible in Mending Cowls, Cookham [fig. The title of A Village in Heaven [fig. https://artuk.org/​discover/​artworks/​cottages-at-burghclere-4595. These were often the result of a commission or made under pressure from his gallery owner Dudley Tooth. Then landscape painting broke away from its status as mere background for high subjects be they religious or mythological scenes for History painting, as in Giorgione’s or Poussin’s paintings, or for portraits of noble characters in Gainsborough’s own work. La production de paysages de Spencer est complexe et paradoxale. Blind stamped at lower left, Stanley Spencer Studio Sale. ], all partaking of conversation pieces opening onto windows. On en trouve des équivalents littéraires chez E.M. Forster par exemple et sa célébration d’une « Angleterre verte et éternelle » (Abinger Harvest). After the war, in 1945, he painted the hallucinatory. These exemplify two manifestations of a landscape turned microcosm. Figure 8: Stanley Spencer, Christ’s Entry into Jerusalem (c. 1920), oil on canvas, 114.2x144.8 cm, Leeds Art Gallery, https://artuk.org/​discover/​artworks/​christs-entry-into-jerusalem-37832, last accessed 1 November 2019. when he whimsically focuses on the pub to be lodged in the British Pavilion in the Brussels World Fair. They have a strong foreground which in the case of Spencer acted as a kind of frame but also as a barrier obstructing vision, forcing the eye to make the effort of going beyond the often highly detailed obstacle, foliage or hedge. Thus, the publisher Norton acknowledges the British quality of the painting and its subject, but it also cleverly promotes one of the close-to-cubism or Gauguin-inspired pictures by Stanley Spencer in keeping with modernism and its literature. 1Some thirty years ago I was taken to Cookham by friends and visited the Spencer Gallery and the site of The Resurrection. “An artist who had seen Cézanne” as a critic put it, but his mature work is more in the manner of the Pre-Raphaelites and a realistic rendering often close to photographic extreme precision. Artwork page for ‘Self-Portrait’, Sir Stanley Spencer, 1914 on display at Tate Britain. Gaston County, North Carolina Obituary Collection. Looking forward to the…to the …, Spencer’s paintings sold quite well and thus in their turn can be said to have contributed to the construction of the national myth of British identity. Spencer’s landscape “production” is complex and paradoxical. They are reminiscent of some of John Constable’s landscapes, which also favoured a high viewpoint, like the 1828 Vale of Dedham [fig. He strongly felt for it seeing it as his “heaven” and kept painting rural landscapes all his life. We can also think of Francis Bacon’s paintings of spilling out flesh. Very surprising is the other part of his production dedicated to landscapes, flowers, and still life paintings. However, as this paper makes clear, there is a complexity of personal, aesthetic, social and moral values that run through Spencer's landscape art. Looking forward to the…to the …, “To the future?” Mr. Ellis suggested. 3] with its decorated frame (the bridge) its fine colours (deep blue versus brown), its composition following a movement going left to right then back to front, and its bucolic, mundane, almost pastoral theme (although the swans are captured and bound) is weird and slightly frightening. His younger brother Gilbert Spencer (1892–1979) was also a painter of imaginative subjects and landscapes, working in a style close to that of Stanley. National identities even became associated with types of gardens. https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/​paintings/​joseph-mallord-william-turner-the-fighting-temeraire. It gave pride of place to a peaceful valley softly unrolling beneath the eye in tones of yellow and green. (Forster 384), Nostalgia and jingoism explain the success of those “lovely” pictures, although people did not perceive the slightly or discreet uncanny elements one may perceive in them: for Spencer never gave up his singular vision of his ordinary world in spite of its peculiar perspective and crowded in details. (Serres 56). It is also a shared space, that of a community, and it works as a cultural construction answering Kenneth Olwig’s attempt at a redefinition of it as “the substantive meaning of landscape as a place of human habitation and environmental interaction” (Olwig 630). The idealized vision of an English village promoted by, was also after all re-captured in such TV popular productions as the, Spencer’s backdrop landscapes for his “figure paintings”, “It so happened that I was born in Cookham”, Looking back on the past: celebrating British villages and landscape painting, Some thirty years ago I was taken to Cookham by friends and visited the Spencer Gallery and the site of, . On the one hand, he is famous for his bizarre distorted figures full of angst and fervour often set against strange backgrounds. With a personal account, you can read up to 100 articles each month for free. They are clearly visible in the background together with graves, crosses, flowers, trees, the church porch, grass and landscape at the back. 11] is the Cookham Moor as a previous drawing, a kind of preparatory sketch and other paintings, shows (Bell 295). 17Very surprising when compared with what at times reflects the ferociousness and violence if not of the subjects, at least of the deformations the figures are subjected to, is the other part of his production dedicated to landscapes, flowers, and still life paintings. For terms and use, please refer to our Terms and Conditions Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press) It is a way of measuring space, which is of course an extremely anthropomorphic definition designating sight as a cognitive instrument. option. Laurence Petit & Karen Brown, Word/Image, Taylor and Francis, 2015). in May 1933, he complained to Dudley Tooth, his gallery dealer: “As I feared everyone as usual wants my landscapes […] I am very sorry that public galleries are taking [them] as being representative works of mine” (Stanley Spencer to Dudley Tooth, letter dated 12 June 1933 [Tooth Collection], quoted in Bell 278). I conclude the paper with a discussion of national cultural debates in the 1950s, and particularly those relating to the emergence of gardening as a dominant social activity and the 'spirit' of urban reconstruction, which I believe Spencer makes reference to in the painting. Figure 12: Stanley Spencer, A Village in Heaven (1937), oil on canvas, 43.5x183.5 cm, Manchester Art Gallery, https://artuk.org/​discover/​artworks/​a-village-in-heaven-206089, last accessed 1 November 2019. Figure 25: David Hockney, The Road to Thwing (2006), see https://thedavidhockneyfoundation.org/​resources/​film/​the-road-to-thwing, last accessed 11 December 2019. Gilbert Spencer RA (4 August 1892 – 14 January 1979) was a British painter of landscapes, portraits, figure compositions and mural decorations. The English retained pagan, paganism, page, peasant, but not paysage. Land-scape—the English language can offer multiple declensions of the term as in sea-scape, in-scape town/city-scape, photo-scape—designates a limited view cut off from an unlimited space. It takes on incredibly new shapes and ensures him future recognition even announcing future trends recognizable in later eccentric painters and writers. Stanley Spencer, (English painter, 1891 – 1959) Cottages at Burghclere Stanley Spencer allows reality to dominate in his silent landscapes & intimate portraits. This was also the case when Spencer’s own private demons came into view like in Love Among the Nations [fig. 27So, surprisingly this paradoxical “eccentric” artist has been recognized as typically English (and eventually British), that is one belonging to the centre and the establishment as opposed to the margin as the word “eccentric” suggests. The Tate keeps his letters (sometimes including drawings) and all kinds of material in its archives and Adrian Glew was entrusted with the publication of some of them. Thus, the pub and its name evoke past memories under the aegis of one of the British people’s favourite places. The title of. ] He was the younger brother of the painter Stanley Spencer Looking for more? On the side of exceptions perhaps we would find the symbolical Garden of Eden doomed to be abandoned and the virginal protected. For example, in May 2020, Cecily Brown’s Figures in a Landscape I (2001) sold for $5.5 million via Gagosian. Les tableaux de « cottages », de landes, de la vallée de la Tamise, de villages enfouis au creux de collines, sont travaillés dans une manière réaliste très détaillée, celle qu’affectionaient les collectionneurs. Framed. 2 I shall use the word “English” to refer to Spencer’s paintings, for they are particularly indebted to the English landscape tradition and are set in a very “English” area of England. 8If Cookham, the nearby Thames, the village, its streets, its churchyard as in the famous Tate Resurrection, the moor, the common provide the recognizable backgrounds for most of his favourite imaginative figure paintings, they sometimes evoke villages in children’s illustrated tales (or nightmares) in their choice of simplification or amplification of shapes and volumes, their bold colours and a luxury of details, the highly detailed contours of bricks or plants for instance. London: Taylor and Francis, 1999. 7Spencer’s landscape “production” is paradoxical, in the sense that it goes against the grain, against doxa, when we realize that he painted two very different kinds of landscapes. Like many of Spencer's garden landscape paintings, Hoe Garden Nursery appears to be a Let us remember that the opening scene of. Figure 18: Stanley Spencer, Double Nude Portrait: The Artist and his Second Wife (The Leg of Mutton Nude) (1937), 91.5x93.5 cm, oil on canvas, Tate Modern, London, https://www.wikiart.org/​en/​stanley-spencer/​double-nude-portrait-the-artist-and-his-second-wife-the-leg-of-mutton-nude-1937, last accessed 1 November 2019. Select the purchase As if putting under our own eyes our worst nightmares, those of another suppressed world appearing in a. light, with the texture of their clothes seen under a microscope. Elle a également dirigé ou co-dirigé plusieurs recueils d’essais sur le même sujet : Like Painting… (PU de Rennes, « La Licorne », 1999), Actes du colloque de Cerisy : Texte/image : nouveaux problèmes (co-dir. 18Spencer’s landscape paintings were painted in the manner resembling that of the Pre-Raphaelites (with a lot of details and brilliant colours as well as a very present foreground seen at close range), a fact widely acknowledged by critics of the time. Spencer's landscapes were popular with the art buying public, but he was by no means passionate about making them. If Cookham, the nearby Thames, the village, its streets, its churchyard as in the famous Tate, the moor, the common provide the recognizable backgrounds for most of his favourite imaginative figure paintings, they sometimes evoke villages in children’s illustrated tales (or nightmares) in their choice of simplification or amplification of shapes and volumes, their bold colours and a luxury of details, the highly detailed contours of bricks or plants for instance. One remembers Iouri Lotman’s definition of literature as “a finite piece of the infinite” (Lotman) which curiously resonates with that of landscape. The village of Cookham in Berkshire is in itself a lovely part of England, South of London, in the Maidenhead area, as idyllic and idealized as some of Spencer’s own paintings. Bell reports that after the Tate Gallery bought. The disproportion of the limbs, the distortions of perspective, the emphasis laid on details (material, fabric, stones, bricks, and above all foliage) at times turn both landscape and people into monster-like visions. Selected and edited by Adrian Glew. is set in such surroundings with the country house standing in the background. The background landscape of, ] is the Cookham Moor as a previous drawing, a kind of preparatory sketch and other paintings, shows (Bell 295). Coe, Jonathan. My take is that we can also see this paradox in terms of a conflict of times and a kind of anachronism. ], or some of his still lifes. Their light is silver English light. Request Permissions. A fact Spencer repeatedly complains about although he direly needed the money after the split from his family. This was the very type of village used during the Second World War for propaganda aiming at defending the country and rallying people’s national feeling. Doesn’t the front cover of Norton’s Anthology of English Literature’s seventh edition, volume 2, dedicated to the romantic period, Victorian literature and the twentieth century, reproduce Swan Upping at Cookham? On the one hand, Spencer is tied to the (national and artistic) past, which he celebrates and recreates although at times unwillingly, on the other hand his figure production is singular and original. Tout d’abord, Cookham, la Tamise, le village, le cimetière visible dans la célèbre Résurrection conservée à la Tate, fournissent l’arrière-plan de ses figures d’imagination « distordues » et fiévreuses. … Ecological Landscape Design and Planning. He declared himself puzzled about his being in two minds about the two types of subject-matter (Bell 272). Houses and bungalows, hotels, restaurants, and flats, arterial roads, by-passes, petrol pumps and pylons—are these going to be England? Stanley Spencer's 'Cottages at Burghclere' Two English cottages, one thatched, one tile-clad, lie all but buried in a high summer profusion of shrubbery, brambles … The landscape paintings he did before the war and in the 1920s with the Carlines, Nash, Lamb and Augustus John and his brother Gilbert show a difference in kind and style with those he did when he went on painting expeditions to Dorchester, Dorset with Gilbert, and Henry Lamb a bit later. Are these man’s final triumph? Still some of the local sites he was so fond of are perfectly recognizable in both. London: Tate Publishing, 2001. However, with the recent rapid growth of his reputation, his contribution to British art and his true stature as an artist are now internationally recognized. The idealized vision of an English village promoted by Country Life was also after all re-captured in such TV popular productions as the Miss Marple series, Downton Abbey, or Inspector Morse. 4 Bell 272, quoting the letter from Stanley Spencer to Desmund Chute, letter n°52 c. 1927, SSG (Stanley Spencer Gallery). He needed to be: at 49, Spencer was a seasoned artist, having exhibited twice at the Venice Biennale – but even so, he was burdened with financial debt. Spencer’s paintings also corresponded to a renewal “of interest in the English garden, best represented by Gertrude Jekyll’s designs and books” (Bell 284). Critics found such traditional “English” landscapes reassuring after all in front of Fry’s, Bell’s, Grant’s and other Modernist painters’ works and experiments which seemed much too European-oriented. Very surprising is the other part of his production dedicated to landscapes, flowers, and still life paintings. 8], people seem to be flying away in fright in a Cookham street. (Coe 6). It is also a shared space, that of a community, and it works as a cultural construction answering Kenneth Olwig’s attempt at a redefinition of it as “the substantive meaning of landscape as a place of human habitation and environmental interaction” (Olwig 630). 28The idealized vision of an English village and its cottages promoted by Country Life was after all re-captured in such popular productions as twentieth and twenty-first centuries TV series such as the Miss Marple series, Downton Abbey or Midsomer Murders. 3], Zacharias and Elizabeth [fig. He loves to paint nettles and grasses leaf by leaf, blade by blade, as they did. JSTOR®, the JSTOR logo, JPASS®, Artstor®, Reveal Digital™ and ITHAKA® are registered trademarks of ITHAKA. 23], could compare with Mr and Mrs Baggett [fig. After examining Hoe Garden Nursery in some detail, I consider Spencer's preoccupation with two themes, both of which seem central to all his commissioned landscape work: the enclosure of landscape and the importance given to the small, intimate spaces of the garden. I would never have dreamt of doing the same with one of what he called his “figure paintings”, first and foremost his. ) ‘Landscape. Landscapes of happy springs and summers in the country provided idyllic pastoral settings and villages which contrast with the often disturbing backdrops of his figure paintings. ©2000-2021 ITHAKA. 13]—several versions of which were painted—displays Cookham’s church and its typically English adjacent churchyard as an overwhelming milieu for the gruesome and quasi grotesque scene taking place in their compound. An, effect results from the seemingly impossible and weird “association” of people engaged in all kinds of hectic gestures or occupations. This is the case with, Although the landscapes in the background are often recognizable as Cookham or the Cookham area, their pictorial treatment contributes to the oneiric quality of the paintings. Description: Stanley Spencer (1891-1959) British "Landscape Composition" pencil on paper. The paintings of cottages, moors, Thames valley sites, villages tucked down hillsides, are rendered in a highly detailed realistic manner, a favourite of collectors’. A parallel Michel Serres comments on when he sees a lineage between the French words paganisme, païen, paysage, pays, paysan and then page. with its decorated frame (the bridge) its fine colours (deep blue, brown), its composition following a movement going left to right then back to front, and its bucolic, mundane, almost pastoral theme (although the swans are captured and bound) is weird and slightly frightening. Tinniswood, Adrian. AccueilNuméros22Revisiting HeritageChanging/Unchanging Landscapes: S... Stanley Spencer a toujours manifesté un attachement profond pour les paysages anglais et en particulier pour celui de Cookham, son village natal du Berkshire qu’il appelait son paradis. We’re trying to look back, of course, on our rich and varied history; but we’re also trying to look forward. New York: Basic Books, 2016. We can also think of Francis Bacon’s paintings of spilling out flesh. Sir Stanley Spencer, CBE RA (30 June 1891 – 14 December 1959) was an English painter. It is this apparent paradox I will try to explore and look into. They are reminiscent of the Pre-Raphaelites’ manner (with a lot of details and brilliant colours). Figure 21: Lucian Freud, Factory in North London (1972), oil on canvas, 71x71 cm, private collection, https://www.wikiart.org/​en/​lucian-freud/​factory-in-north-london, last accessed 1 November 2019. was published by Phaidon in 1992. Are these man’s final triumph? or is there another England green and eternal, which will outlast them? For it then represents the epitome of Britishness under the name of … “Britannia”, aptly chosen by the Central Office of Information (COI), as one of its leaders explains: —an image of the British character. Letters and Writings. Figure 9: Stanley Spencer, Crucifixion (1958), oil on canvas, https://www.wikiart.org/​en/​stanley-spencer/​the-crucifixion-1958s, last accessed 1 November 2019. Painting landscapes en plein airhe said made him feel lonely and he wanted instead to produce pictures that explored the intricate and gritty relations between figure and place. Religious scenes are often depicted with great violence like the 1958 Crucifixion [fig. Bowie is a Spencer enthusiast and collector who here shows rare footage of the artist in selections from home movies as well as recollections from family and friends. Religious scenes are often depicted with great violence like the 1958, the background of which is typically “cookhamesque”. Thus, the pub and its name evoke past memories under the aegis of one of the British people’s favourite places. (Bell 256). Spencer’s landscape “production” is paradoxical, in the sense that it goes against the grain, against. Figure 24: Stanley Spencer, Mr and Mrs Baggett (1956-1957), oil on canvas, 61x91.5 cm, Stanley Spencer Gallery Cookham, https://www.artuk.org/​discover/​artworks/​mr-and-mrs-baggett-27350, last accessed 1 November 2019. Gaston County, North Carolina Obituary Collection - 523. To follow suit landscape gardening presented the garden as a microcosm, paving the way to later landscape art and “Land Art”. Elles évoquent la manière des préraphaélites (abondance de détails, couleurs vives). 25Spencer slowly became a national artist acknowledged as such. It embodied his desire for fusion with people, places, objects, landscapes or animals and is part of his pantheistic-like vision. A parallel Michel Serres comments on when he sees a lineage between the French words, . Elle a publié six ouvrages sur les rapports entre texte et image : L’Œil du texte (PU du Mirail, 1998), The Picture of Dorian Gray : le double miroir de l’art (Ellipses, 2000), Texte/image, images à lire et textes à voir (PU de Rennes, 2002), Le Tiers pictural, pour une critique intermédiale (PU de Rennes, 2010), Poetics of the Iconotext (trad. Bell sums up a letter he sent to Desmond Chute in 1927: He usually found landscapes “dull and empty”, devoid of the spiritual exaltation of a “resurrection or a visitation…” which had “something marvellous” about it. They also corresponded to a renewal of interest in the English garden. “The Leg of Mutton” was the name of a country pub Hilda Carline, Stanley Spencer’s first wife, and the painter used to go to. Stanley Spencer was a very well known British controversial artist of the 20th century. 5], Adoration of Old Men [fig. in a most striking way. 13The seemingly apparent paradox of this divided production reflects the artist’s makeup and his own private division between his own self and his “other selves”, as he himself called them. They are reminiscent of some of John Constable’s landscapes, which also favoured a, . I remember there was the fascinating Cottages at Burghclere, which hung at home for some time before being discoloured and taken away. https://www.tate.org.uk/​art/​artworks/​spencer-mending-cowls-cookham-t00530. Time and History have prevailed in shaping them, which is something we can hear in the schap of (land)scape. He declared himself puzzled about his being in two minds about the two types of subject-matter (Bell 272). JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization helping the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways. https://www.nationalgalleries.org/​art-and-artists/​4766/​vale-dedham. Spencer’s landscape “production” is complex and paradoxical. Doesn’t the front cover of Norton’s, seventh edition, volume 2, dedicated to the romantic period, Victorian literature and the twentieth century, reproduce. Spencer referred to Cookham as "a village in Heaven" and in his biblical scenes, fellow-villagers are shown as their Gospel counterparts. After the war, Spencer struggled to return to the contentment of his now much earlier "golden age". View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. One remembers Iouri Lotman’s definition of literature as “a finite piece of the infinite” (Lotman) which curiously resonates with that of landscape. They are the result of centuries of work inscribed/written on the landscape like handwriting on a page. In 2018, the Tate Gallery dedicated an exhibition entitled All Too Human to Lucian Freud, Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon and Paula Rego, among others. Stanley Spencer a toujours manifesté un attachement profond pour les paysages anglais et en particulier pour celui de Cookham, son village natal du Berkshire qu’il appelait son paradis. He even drew up a family tree of his different selves (Spencer 215) and acknowledged his “conflicting wants” (Spencer 225). ft. single-family home is a 3 bed, 1.0 bath property. Shortly after leaving the Slade School of Art, Spencer became well known for his paintings depicting Biblical scenes occurring as if in Cookham, the small village beside the River … “The rough of his native talents”, which Bell describes as the quality “of a national art (in the high Victorian sense still in existence)” (Bell 272). 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