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dc.contributorBenfey, Christopher
dc.contributorBallesteros, Lisa
dc.contributor.advisorAlderman, Nigel
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Zeyuan
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-06T17:51:00Z
dc.date.available2020-07-06T17:51:00Z
dc.date.issued2020-07-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10166/6048
dc.description.abstractVirginia Woolf’s novels are considered to be amongst the treasures of modernist literature. Revising the conventional realist novel, Woolf explores new techniques in her writings to examine and expand the notions of art, experimenting with her portrayal of time and space and of consciousness and reality. The influence of art critics Roger Fry and Clive Bell were crucial to these explorations, especially in connection to visual arts and aesthetics more generally. This project explores Woolf’s application and reinterpretation of Fry and Bell’s aesthetics and analyzes her contemplation on art through the lens. Three central questions are constantly reviewed: What is art? How are works of art created? And what are the justification for and significance of art? Specifically, it sets up two frameworks, namely the contrast between “actual life and imaginative life” and between “vision and design,” based on Fry’s Vision and Design and Bell’s Art. It discusses how Woolf’s own theory of art emerges in To the Lighthouse and Between the Acts from her use and revision of Fry and Bell as she provides their formal frameworks with historical context that focuses on the position of women and the female artist.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectEnglishen_US
dc.subjectVirginia Woolfen_US
dc.subjectTo the Lighthouseen_US
dc.subjectBetween the Actsen_US
dc.subjectRoger Fryen_US
dc.subjectClive Bellen_US
dc.title“Beneath the colour there was the shape”: Clive Bell, Roger Fry and Artistic Vision in To the Lighthouseen_US
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.gradyear2020en_US
mhc.institutionMount Holyoke College
mhc.degreeUndergraduateen_US
dc.rights.restrictedpublicen_US


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