Using his own letters, illustrations and paintings, the book locates Spencer's work alongside other soldier-artists of the time and shows how his war experiences of 'innocence, fall and redemption' derived from his personal story as orderly ...
Author: Paul Gough
Publisher: Sansom & Company
In Stanley Spencer: Journey to Burghclere, Paul Gough details and interprets Stanley Spencer's journey from cosseted family life in Cookham, through the menial drudgery of a war hospital and the malarial battlefields of a forgotten front, to his unique visions of peace and resurrection in a memorial chapel in Hampshire. This journey started quietly in 1915 when Stanley Spencer left home to serve as a medical orderly in the Medical Corps. Aged 24, he had rarely stayed away overnight from home. For ten months he scrubbed floors, bandaged convalescent soldiers and carried supplied around the vast lunatic asylum-cum-hospital known as 'The Beaufort' in Bristol. In 1916 he signed up for overseas duty in Macedonia, where he saw violent action up to the eve of the Armistice. Five years after the war, Spencer started making large drawings of a possible memorial scheme based on his wartime experiences. Impressed by his extraordinary vision and his commitment to realise it in paint, the Behrend family became his patrons, funding a purpose-built memorial chapel at Burghclere, a few miles south of Newbury. For five years he toiled, often on top of a giant scaffold, to produce the painted chapel that is now regarded as his masterpiece. Unflinching in its detail, celebratory in its love for the common man, and joyous in the celebration of earthly redemption, the chapel is one of the unsung artistic glories of Europe. Using his own letters, illustrations and paintings, the book locates Spencer's work alongside other soldier-artists of the time and shows how his war experiences of 'innocence, fall and redemption' derived from his personal story as orderly, soldier and patient.
The Sandham Memorial Chapel is Stanley Spencer's monument to the 'forgotten dead' of the First World War.
Author: National Trust
The Sandham Memorial Chapel is Stanley Spencer's monument to the 'forgotten dead' of the First World War. Drawing on his experiences as a medical orderly in a Bristol hospital and in Macedonia, he commemorates the everyday routine of the soldier's life with an intensely personal religious faith that reaches its triumphant climax in the huge Resurrection of the Soldiers above the altar. In this guidebook, Amanda Bradley discusses the genesis of the commission and the role of its patrons.
... Stanley Spencer : The Astor Collection , London 1976 MacCarthy , Fiona ,
Stanley Spencer : An English Vision , New Haven and London 1997 Malvern ,
Sue , ' Memorizing the Great War : Stanley Spencer at Burghclere ' , Art History 23
: 2 ...
Author: Kitty Hauser
Stanley Spencer is best-known for two things: his immortalization of Cookham, the Berkshire village where he was born and lived for most of his life; and his celebration of sex both in his painted works and in his unconventional attitude to relationships. This book shows how Spencer's work grew out of places, experiences and social relations aiming to enrich his visionary imagination by illuminating the groundedness in landscapes, homes and human relationships that he felt so strongly.
Correspondence and Reminiscences Sir Stanley Spencer John Rothenstein.
cessors . It was during ... Spencer himself they had met briefly some years before
at a party in London . ... Stanley Spencer at Burghclere , by George Behrend ,
Sandham Memorial Chapel , Burghclere . Oil on canvas . 854 X 305 cm : 336 X
120 ins . Part shown . The National Trust . Burghclere Chapel , right wall frieze :
The Camp at Todorova . Sandham Memorial Chapel , Burghclere . Oil on canvas
Author: Kenneth Pople
Category: Great Britain
A biography of Stanley Spencer, the artist. The author analyzes his art and life and argues that without understanding Spencer's background it is impossible to understand his paintings. The author reveals the complexity of thinking behind Spencer's divorce of his first wife
Sir Stanley Spencer, Carolyn Leder ... murals in The Burghclere Memorial
Chapel . ... Spencer lived at Burghclere from 1927 to 1932 , first staying on
Palmers Hill Farm and then in February 1928 moving into Chapel View , the
cottage built for ...
Robert Upstone, 'Study for the Resurrection of the Soldiers, Burghclere', in
Hyman and Wright (eds), Stanley Spencer, p. 129; Hyman, 'Stanley Spencer:
Angels and Dirt', pp. 24, 26–9; Richard A. Lofthouse, Vitalism in Modern Art, c.
Author: Ann-Marie Einhaus
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
A new exploration of literary and artistic responses to WW1 from 1914 to the presentThis authoritative reference work examines literary and artistic responses to the wars upheavals across a wide range of media and genres, from poetry to pamphlets, sculpture to television documentary, and requiems to war reporting. Rather than looking at particular forms of artistic expression in isolation and focusing only on the war and inter-war period, the 26 essays collected in this volume approach artistic responses to the war from a wide variety of angles and, where appropriate, pursue their inquiry into the present day. In 6 sections, covering Literature, the Visual Arts, Music, Periodicals and Journalism, Film and Broadcasting, and Publishing and Material Culture, a wide range of original chapters from experts across literature and the arts examine what means and approaches were employed to respond to the shock of war as well as asking such key questions as how and why literary and artistic responses to the war have changed over time, and how far later works of art are responses not only to the war itself, but to earlier cultural production.Key FeaturesOffers new insights into the breadth and depth of artistic responses to WWIEstablishes links and parallels across a wide range of different media and genresEmphasises the development of responses in different fields from 1914 to the present
Met the artist Stanley Spencer , 1919. Engaged intermittently to Spencer , 1922–
25 . Married Spencer in Wangford , Suffolk , February 1925 ; two daughters ,
Shirin , born 1925 , and Unity , born 1930. Lived with Spencer in Burghclere ...
Author: Jiminez Berk
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
This book is the first of a three volume set where these journals (though abridged) are published for the first time. The journals give an insight into how Spencer thought and how he worked.
Author: John Spencer
Publisher: Unicorn Publishing Group
Stanley Spencer's paintings are detailed and vibrant and very often depict his deep but eccentric Christian beliefs. One of his greatest achievements were the murals painted in the Sandham Memorial Chapel in Burghclere, inspired by his war service and showing realistic scenes of everyday life in a war zone, with dreamlike visions drawn from his imagination. Throughout his life Spencer kept a series of journals, noting things down and sketching the things around him, and these journals are now in the Tate Gallery Archive. This book is the first of a three volume set where these journals (though abridged) are published for the first time. The journals give an insight into how Spencer thought and how he worked. Spencer received numerous awards and great recognition throughout his life and was knighted in 1958.
( contains a note by Spencer on Burners , Welders and Riveters ) Eric Newton ,
Stanley Spencer , Penguin Books , 1947 ... Stanley Spencer , 1962 George
Behrend , Stanley Spencer at Burghclere , Macdonald , 1963 Stanley in
SIR STANLEY SPENCER RA NEAC 1891 - 1959 48 Portrait of J . L . Behrend
Inscribed by the sitter ' s wife on a label on the ... Spencer used his experiences
as the central theme of the decoration of the Burghclere Chapel , Hampshire .
Spencer , however , said that before beginning at Burghclere he wanted a
London exhibition , for which he had already begun to prepare . One of the
paintings he planned to show would be of such magnitude that it could not be
ready till the ...
Thoughts of realising a public place , a devotional space , ' a Chapel of Peace ' - '
the imperturbable and right state of the human soul ” – first came to Spencer
whilst painting the Burghclere Chapel . The War Memorial which had occupied
Sbject - mat convictial forc There is no great interest in arguing whether or not the
murals in the Burghclere chapel constitute Stanley Spencer ' s greatest
achievement . ( Such a view might be defensible ; but it is entirely beside the
point with ...
The Resurrection of the Soldiers by Stanley Spencer ' 1891 1957 ) , 1920s .
Sandham Memorial Chapel , Burghclere , Hampshire The National Trust ) .
submerged under crosses . This is no Guernica . There is no anger , no high
144 - 50 ; George Behrend , Stanley Spencer at Burghclere ( 1965 ) , for a
detailed descriptive account of the paintings with fifty - one illustrations . The
property was given to the National Trust in 1947 and is known officially as the
archives stanley spencer gallery archive 'the Ken pople papers and
Correspondence'. ... lent by spencer to richard Carline who was writing the
brochure about Spencer's work at Burghclere [1920s]'. tate gallery archive 825.23
, 'richard Carline, ...
Author: Nigel Rapport
Category: Social Science
In this ground-breaking book, a theory of ’distortion’ - of the way in which the processes of human life are subject to interference, diversion and transformation - is developed by way of the art of one of Britain’s greatest twentieth-century painters and that art’s public reception. Devoted to his native village of Cookham-on-Thames, Stanley Spencer painted not only landscapes and portraits with loving detail but also the ’memory-feelings’ which he felt were a ’sacred’ part of his consciousness. Yet Spencer was also a controversial public figure, with some taking the view that his visionary paintings were ugly distortions of human life, even marks of an immoral nature. Examining how Spencer lived his vision, how he painted it and wrote it, and also how his attempts to communicate that vision were received by his contemporaries and have continued to be interpreted since his death, the author posits distortion as key: an intrinsic aspect both of human creation and of human interaction. What we intend to make, to say, to do and have done, often mutates in the process of being expressed or put into effect: we live amid distortion. Love - the affective appreciation of one another - is then a means by which we accommodate distortion and its consequences in our lives. An illustration, through Stanley Spencer’s story, of significant aspects of a human condition, this book will appeal across disciplines, including to art historians and students of Spencer’s work, as well as to scholars of anthropology with interests in creativity, perception and interpretation.