James Thornhill’s ‘The Glorication of William and Mary’: A Newtonian Spatial Allegory

By Ann Stewart Balakier and James Balakier.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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The paper is an extended analysis of the effects of Newtonianism on James Thornhill's aesthetics as expressed in his allegorical ceiling painting "Glorification of William and Mary" at Greenwich Hospital.

Keywords: James Thornhill, The Glorification of William and Mary, Lower Painted Hall, Greenwich Naval Hospital, Sir Isaac Newton, Baroque ceiling paintings

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp.141-162. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 3.420MB).

Dr. Ann Stewart Balakier

Dr Ann Stewart Balakier teaches Art History at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD. She has published on Baroque subjects and has co-authored with Dr James J. Balakier “Spatial Infinite and Selected Newtonian Works” by Christopher Wren, James Thornhill and James Thomson: “The Greenwich Connection”.

Dr. James Balakier

James J. Balakier teaches in the English Department at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota. He has published widely on Thomas Traherne and has co-authored with Ann Stewart Balakier.

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