An Introduction to Nineteenth-Century Art by Michelle Facos PDF

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By Michelle Facos

ISBN-10: 0415780705

ISBN-13: 9780415780704

Using the instruments of the "new" paintings heritage (feminism, Marxism, social context, etc.) An advent to Nineteenth-Century Art deals a richly textured, but transparent and logical, advent to nineteenth-century paintings and tradition. This textbook will supply readers with a simple old framework of the interval and the severe instruments for reading and situating new and surprising works of art.

Michelle Facos is going past latest histories of nineteenth-century paintings, which frequently concentration exclusively on France, Britain, and the U.S., to include artists and artistic endeavors from Scandinavia, Germany, and japanese Europe.

The publication expertly balances its assurance of traits and person works of art: the place the salient developments are transparent, trend-setting works are highlighted, and the complexity of the interval is revered via situating all works of their right social and old context. during this method, the coed reader achieves a extra nuanced figuring out of how during which the tale of nineteenth-century paintings is the tale of the ways that artists and society grappled with the matter of modernity.

Key pedagogical positive factors include:

* information packing containers supply statistics, timelines, charts, and ancient information regarding the interval to additional situate artworks.

* textual content containers spotlight extracts from unique resources, mentioning the guidelines of artists and their contemporaries, together with historians, philosophers, critics, and theorists, to put artists and works within the broader context of aesthetic, cultural, highbrow, social, and political stipulations within which artists have been working.

* fantastically illustrated with over 250 colour images.

* Margin notes and word list definitions.

* on-line assets at with entry to a wealth of knowledge, together with unique records bearing on works of art mentioned within the textbook, modern feedback, timelines and maps to counterpoint your figuring out of the interval and make allowance for additional comparability and exploration.


Chapters take a thematic method mixed inside of an overarching chronology and extra particular discussions of person works are continually installed the context of the wider social photo, hence supplying scholars with a feeling of artwork historical past as a debatable and alive area of study.

Michelle Facos teaches paintings historical past at Indiana collage, Bloomington. Her study explores the altering courting among artists and society because the Enlightenment and problems with id. earlier guides contain Nationalism and the Nordic mind's eye: Swedish portray of the 1890s (1998), Art, tradition and nationwide id in Fin-de-Siècle Europe, co-edited with Sharon Hirsh (2003), and Symbolist artwork in Context (2009).

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In this performance of motherhood, Marie-Antoinette models virtuous behavior for her subjects. She appears as a nurturing mother who understood that her place was in the home and that her highest duty was the raising of her children. Vigée-LeBrun omitted details marking this mother’s identity as royal, although the setting is grand and dress elegant. Her son Louis-Charles (who died of abuse and tuberculosis in 1795) points to an empty cradle, drawing attention to the recent death of his one-year-old sister, Sophie Hélène.

By the 1750s the Marquis de Marigny, Louis XV’s Directeur-Général des Bâtiments du Roi (a kind of interior minister), realized that history painting failed to stir noble sentiments as originally intended. Like Diderot, he considered Greuze’s simple yet powerful genre scenes possibilities for reviving the purpose of history painting, an unconventional attitude attributable to his status as an ennobled member of the entrepreneurial bourgeoisie, not part of the aristocratic establishment. To this end, Marigny commissioned Greuze to paint Village Bride (1761, Louvre), whose popular success irritated the Académie, which felt its authority violated.

Of ancient art. In 1791, the second volume of The Hamilton Collection of Greek, Roman and Etruscan Vases ZDVSXEOLVKHGZLWK7LVFKEHLQ·VHQJUDYLQJV³WKHÀUVWDUFKDHRORJLFDO publication illustrated entirely with outline drawings. ANTIQUITY BECOMES FASHIONABLE Classical (ancient Greek and Roman) subject matter—especially history and myth— was a common subject for artists since the Renaissance. Artists recorded stories appealing to the audiences of their era—sometimes heroic and tragic, sometimes sentimental and erotic.

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