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2010

Selected Works

Stephen C Behrendt

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"A Defect In Their Education": Blake, Haydon, And The Misguided British Audience.Pdf, Stephen C. Behrendt Dec 2009

"A Defect In Their Education": Blake, Haydon, And The Misguided British Audience.Pdf, Stephen C. Behrendt

Stephen C Behrendt

This essay examines the attitudes of William Blake and Benjamin Robert Haydon to the subject of grand-style history painting and traces their frustrations with an English viewing audience whose tastes both artists considered to be misguided, unimaginative, and generally hostile to the "highest" forms of visual art.