9780192842206

Modern Art 1851-1929 Capitalism and Representation

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    9780192842206

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    019284220X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-07-22
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

In a bold new look at the Modern Art era, Brettell explores the works of such artists as Monet, Gauguin, Picasso, and Dali--as well as lesser-known figures--in relation to expansion, colonialism, national and internationalism, and the rise of the museum. 140 illustrations, 75 in color.

Author Biography


Richard R. Brettell, formerly Director of the Dallas Museum, is currently an independent consultant to museums around the world.

Table of Contents

Introduction The Great Exhibition of 1851, London 1(3)
Paris: the capital of modern art
3(1)
New technology
3(2)
The beginnings of modern art
5(4)
PART I REALISM TO SURREALISM 9(40)
Realism
13(2)
Impressionism
15(4)
Symbolism
19(2)
Post-Impressionism
21(3)
Neo-Impressionism
24(2)
Synthetism
26(1)
The Nabis
27(2)
The Fauves
29(1)
Expressionism
30(2)
Cubism
32(3)
Futurism
35(1)
Orphism
36(2)
Vorticism
38(1)
Suprematism/Constructivism
39(1)
Neo-Plasticism
40(2)
Dada
42(1)
Purism
43(1)
Surrealism
44(2)
The`-ism' problem
46(3)
PART II THE CONDITIONS FOR MODERN ART 49(32)
Urban Capitalism
51(14)
Paris and the birth of the modern city
52(4)
Capitalist society
56(2)
The commodification of art
58(2)
The modern condition
60(5)
Modernity, Representation, and the Accessible Image
65(16)
The art museum
67(3)
Temporary exhibitions
70(2)
Lithography
72(2)
Photography
74(4)
Conclusion
78(3)
PART III THE ARTIST'S RESPONSE 81(44)
Represntation, Vision, and `Reality': The Art of Seeing
83(22)
The human eye
86(1)
Transparency and unmediated modernism
87(2)
Surface fetishism and unmediated modernism
89(3)
Photography and unmediated modernism
92(3)
Beyond the oil sketch
95(2)
Cubism
97(8)
Image/Modernism and the Graphic Traffic
105(20)
The Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood
110(1)
Puvis de Chavannes and Gustave Moreau: image/modernism outside the avant-grade
111(3)
Image/modernism outside France
114(2)
Exhibitions of the avant-grade
116(4)
Framentation, dislocation, and recombination
120(5)
PART IV ICONOLOGY 125(86)
Introduction
127(4)
Sexuality and the Body
131(24)
Manet's bodies
131(5)
Modern art and pornography
136(2)
The nude and the modernist cycle of life
138(3)
The bathing nude
141(5)
The allegorical or non-sexual nude
146(1)
Colonialism and the nude: the troubled case of Gauguin
147(3)
The bride stripped bare
150(1)
Body parts and fragments
151(4)
Social Class and Class Consciousness
155(26)
Seurat and A Summer Sunday on the Island of the Grande Jatte (1884)
155(4)
Class issues in modernist culture
159(4)
Portraiture
163(7)
Images of peasantry
170(4)
The worker and modern art
174(7)
Anti-Iconography: Art Without `Subject'
181(16)
Landscape painting
181(6)
Text and image
187(3)
Abstraction
190(7)
Nationalism and Internationalism in Modern Art
197(14)
National identity
197(3)
Time and place
200(2)
Abstract art, spiritualism, and internationalism
202(4)
Nationalist landscape painting
206(5)
Afterword The Private Institutionalization of Modern Art 211(7)
Notes 218(8)
List of Illustrations 226(6)
Bibliographic Essay 232(8)
Timeline 240(10)
Julie Lawrence Cochran
Index 250

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