A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Art
Blackwell Companions to Art History 1. Aufl.
A comprehensive review of art in the first truly modern century A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Art contains contributions from an international panel of noted experts to offer a broad overview of both national and transnational developments, as well as new and innovative investigations of individual art works, artists, and issues. The text puts to rest the skewed perception of nineteenth-century art as primarily Paris-centric by including major developments beyond the French borders. The contributors present a more holistic and nuanced understanding of the art world during this first modern century. In addition to highlighting particular national identities of artists, A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Art also puts the focus on other aspects of identity including individual, ethnic, gender, and religious. The text explores a wealth of relevant topics such as: the challenges the artists faced; how artists learned their craft and how they met clients; the circumstances that affected artist’s choices and the opportunities they encountered; and where the public and critics experienced art. This important text: Offers a comprehensive review of nineteenth-century art that covers the most pressing issues and significant artists of the era Covers a wealth of important topics such as: ethnic and gender identity, certain general trends in the nineteenth century, an overview of the art market during the period, and much more Presents novel and valuable insights into familiar works and their artists Written for students of art history and those studying the history of the nineteenth century, A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Art offers a comprehensive review of the first modern era art with contributions from noted experts in the field.
List of Figures ix About the Editor xiii Notes on Contributors xv Series Editor’s Preface xxi Acknowledgments xxiii Introduction xxvMichelle Facos 1 Moses Jacob Ezekiel’s Religious Liberty (1876) and the Nineteenth?Century Jewish American Experience 1Samantha Baskind 2 The Lure of “Magick Land”: British Artists and Italy in the Eighteenth Century 17Brendan Cassidy 3 Mining the Dutch Golden Age: The Avant?Garde Enterprise 35Johanna Ruth Epstein 4 “The Revenge of Art on Life”: Beauty, Modernity, and Edward Burne?Jones’s King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid 51Andrea Wolk Rager 5 Show and Tell: Exhibition Practice in the Nineteenth Century 69Patricia Mainardi 6 Networked: The Art Market in the Nineteenth Century 83Pamela Fletcher and Anne Helmreich 7 German Art Academies and their Impact on Artistic Style 103Sabine Wieber 8 “Orientalism” in Art: The Case of John Frederick Lewis 121Julie Codell 9 Wall to Wall: Zones of Artistic Engagement in Late Nineteenth?Century America 139Melody Barnett Deusner 10 “Like a Dog, Just Looking”: Cézanne, Innocence, and Early Phenomenological Thought in Nineteenth?Century France 159Nina Athanassoglou?Kallmyer 11 Aesthetic Religion, Religious Aesthetics, and the Romantic Quest for Epiphany 175Cordula Grewe 12 The Wanderers and Realism in Tsarist Russia 193Josephine Karg 13 Thomas Cole and the Domestic Landscape of the Hudson River School 209William L. Coleman 14 Sculpture and the Public Imagination: Nineteenth?Century Site?Specific Art of the Cemetery, the Garden, and the Street 225Caterina Y. Pierre 15 Capturing Unconsciousness: The New Psychology, Hypnosis, and the Culture of Hysteria 243Fae Brauer 16 Impressionism and the Mirror Image 263Martha Lucy 17 Roots: Landscapes of Nationalism in the Long Nineteenth Century 281Neil McWilliam 18 Australian Art in the Nineteenth?Century: Forging a National Style 299Catherine Speck 19 Tradition and Modernity in Nineteenth?Century Catalan Art: From Romanticism to Picasso 315M. Lluïsa Faxedas Brujats 20 Principle and Practice in Nineteenth?Century Danish Landscape Painting 335Thor J. Mednick 21 Art and Multiculturalism in Estonia and Latvia, circa 1900 353Bart Pushaw 22 Nationalism and the Myth of Hungarian Origin: Attila and Árpád 371Terri Switzer 23 In the Service of the Nation: Forging the Identity of Polish Art in the Nineteenth Century 391Agnieszka Rosales Rodriguez 24 Facing Modernism: Jean?Antoine Houdon and the Politics of the Portrait Bust in Eighteenth?Century France 413Ronit Milano 25 Identity Tourism: Studio Stagings in Nineteenth?Century Photography 431Patricia G. Berman 26 The Meaning of the Verb “To Be” in Painting: Manet’s Olympia 451Andrei Molotiu 27 Cassatt’s Singular Women: Reading Le Figaro and the Older New Woman 467Ruth E. Iskin 28 Fashion, Lithography, and Gender Instability in Romantic?Era Paris: A Case Study 485Andrew Carrington Shelton 29 Racist or Hero of Social Art?: Degas, the Birth of Sociology, and the Biopolitical Gaze 499Michael F. Zimmermann Index 519
Michelle Facos teaches art history at Indiana University Bloomington. Author of An Introduction to Nineteenth-Century Art (2011) and the website , Professor Facos's career is dedicated to promoting a balanced and holistic understanding of nineteenth-century art and civilization by reintegrating art and history beyond the boundaries of Western Europe into the existing narrative. Her previous anthologies, Symbolist Roots of Modern Art (2015, coedited with Thor J. Mednick) and Art, Culture and National Identity in Fin-de-Siècle Europe (2003, coedited with Sharon L. Hirsh) similarly cover developments from the Baltic Sea to the Mediterranean.
A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Art A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Art contains contributions from an international panel of noted experts and offers a broad overview of both national and transnational developments as well as new and innovative investigations of individual artworks, artists, and issues. The text questions the perception of nineteenth-century art as primarily Paris-centric by including major developments from beyond French borders. In addition to highlighting the influence of national identity on artists' works, A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Art discusses the impact of other aspects of identity including ethnicity, gender, and religion. The text explores a wealth of topics such as the challenges the artists faced, how artists learned their craft and met clients, the circumstances that affected artists' choices and the opportunities they encountered, as well as where the public and critics experienced art. In summary, this important text: Offers a comprehensive review of nineteenth-century art that considers the most pressing issues and significant artists of the era Covers a wealth of important topics such as ethnic and gender identity, general trends in the nineteenth century, an overview of the art market during the period, and much more Presents valuable insights into familiar works and their artists Written for students of art history and those studying the history of the nineteenth century, A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Art offers a comprehensive review of the first modern era of art.
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