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The Artist As A Revolutionary: A Portrait Of The Life Of William Morris, Bethany E. Mcdonald Apr 2017

The Artist As A Revolutionary: A Portrait Of The Life Of William Morris, Bethany E. Mcdonald

Senior Honors Theses

William Morris became an artistic revolutionary, reacting against the academic views of art held in the Victorian Era and the Industrial Revolution. This thesis will deal with his reaction against the expectations of his family and the events of his childhood, showing their effect upon his future role as a revolutionary. This thesis will then cover his response against the Royal Academy’s academic art, the Industrial Revolution, and how his art ideologies clashed against the common norm of his time. Finally, this thesis will look at how each of his reactions led to his influential role in the Arts ...