John Sloan and literature: an analysis of literary influences in the works of writing of the American artist

Griggio, Amanda (2019). John Sloan and literature: an analysis of literary influences in the works of writing of the American artist. University of Birmingham. M.A.

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This thesis analyses the literary influences present in the art works and writings of the American artist John Sloan. The aim of the thesis is to accompany the reader through a journey that explores three different sides of the artist; the reader, the illustrator and the writer. The first chapter analyses Sloan as a reader, exploring how his artworks were influenced by the literature he read for leisure, and by literary and artistic figures he encountered in his life. In the second chapter, Sloan is introduced as an interpreter of the literature he read under commission for the purpose of creating illustrations. This chapter introduces how Sloan addresses and interprets the relationship between word and image while illustrating short stories, poems, and novels. The third and final chapter examines Sloan’s own writing; analysing the content, the literary style and the language he adopted as well as considering some of the illustrations that accompany his own writing to highlight Sloan’s awareness and constant engagement with the relationship between word and image.

Type of Work: Thesis (Masters by Research > M.A.)
Award Type: Masters by Research > M.A.
Licence: All rights reserved
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
School or Department: School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies, Department of English Literature
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)


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