New Visual Art for Chichester

  • Peter Webster
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Part of the Histories of the Sacred and Secular, 1700-2000 book series (HISASE)

Abstract

Hussey’s commissions of new visual art and new music for Chichester cathedral are examined in Chaps. 6 and 7 respectively. Chapter 6 begins with an examination of what cathedrals were thought to be for, since their purposes were in question in a new way in the fifties and sixties. It then examines each of the works of visual art in turn: works by Graham Sutherland, Geoffrey Clarke, John Piper, Ceri Richards, Cecil Collins and Marc Chagall. As in Chaps. 3 and 4, it examines both the making of the works and their reception, and argues that, whilst highly effective in their own right, the works, as a whole, strike a less radical note than the Northampton pair from 1944–1946.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Webster
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  1. 1.Independent ScholarChichesterUK

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