9780500237939

Nineteenth Century Art : A Critical History

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  • ISBN13:

    9780500237939

  • ISBN10:

    050023793X

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-10-01
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc

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Summary

In art as in music, literature, philosophy, and political economy, the nineteenth century was a period of questioning, experimentation, discovery, and modernization. From Goya to Blake, from David to Delacroix, from Courbet to Cezanne, artists explored the links between perception and history, and in so doing challenged the prevailing definitions of art and the existing order of society.

First published in 1994, this innovative and groundbreaking survey details the development of a critical perspective in nineteenth-century painting and sculpture. For the revised edition, a new introduction by Stephen F. Eisenman provides a cogent overview of the century, its issues, and its art. Three completely new chapters have been added, which discuss photography and its crucial role in nineteenth-century art; American and German landscape painting and its effect on the growth of romantic nationalism in each country; and Toulouse-Lautrec, whose popular appeal consists both in his work's novel technique and medium and in its exotic sexual perspectives.

Nineteenth Centur

Author Biography

Brian Lukacher is Associate Professor of Art History at Vassar College.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Critical Art and History 7(11)
CLASSICISM AND ROMANTICISM
Patriotism and Virtue: David to the Young Ingres
18(37)
Thomas Crow
Classicism in Crisis: Gros to Delacroix
55(27)
Thomas Crow
The Tensions of Enlightenment: Goya
82(20)
Visionary History Painting: Blake and His Contemporaries
102(17)
Brian Lukacher
Nature Historicized: Constable, Turner, and Romantic Landscape Painting
119(24)
Brian Lukacher
Landscape Art and Romantic Nationalism in Germany and America
143(17)
Brian Lukacher
NEW WORLD FRONTIERS
Old World, New World: The Encounter of Cultures on the American Frontier
160(19)
Frances K. Pohi
Black and White in America
179(25)
Frances K. Pohi
REALISM AND NATURALISM
The Generation of 1830 and the Crisis in the Public Sphere
204(18)
The Rhetoric of Realism: Courbet and the Origins of the Avant-Garde
222(19)
Photography, Modernity, and Art
241(28)
David Llewellyn Phillips
The Decline of History Painting: Germany, Italy, and France
269(13)
MODERN ART AND LIFE
Manet and the Impressionists
282(17)
Issues of Gender in Cassatt and Eakins
299(19)
Linda Nochlin
Mass Culture and Utopia: Seurat and Neoimpressionism
318(14)
The Appeal of Modern Art: Toulouse-Lautrec
332(8)
Abstraction and Populism: Van Gogh
340(16)
Symbolism and the Dialectics of Retreat
356(33)
The Failure and Success of Cezanne
389(14)
Chronology 403(11)
Selected Bibliography 414(4)
List of Illustrations 418(6)
Index 424

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