The End of the Salon: Art and the State in the Early Third Republic

The End of the Salon: Art and the State in the Early Third Republic

by Patricia Mainardi
     
 

ISBN-10: 052146921X

ISBN-13: 9780521469210

Pub. Date: 01/28/1994

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The End of the Salon examines the cultural forces that contributed to the demise of the most important exhibition centre for art in Europe and America in the late nineteenth century. Tracing the history of the salon from the French Revolution, when it was taken away from the Academy and opened to all artists, to the 1880s, Patricia Mainardi shows that its

Overview

The End of the Salon examines the cultural forces that contributed to the demise of the most important exhibition centre for art in Europe and America in the late nineteenth century. Tracing the history of the salon from the French Revolution, when it was taken away from the Academy and opened to all artists, to the 1880s, Patricia Mainardi shows that its contradictory purposes, as didactic exhibition venue and art market place, resulted in its collapse. She also situates the salon within the shifting currents of art movements, from modern to traditional, and the evolving politics of the Third Republic, when France definitively chose a republican over a monarchic form of government. The book, which was originally published in 1993, demonstrates how all artists were forced to function within the framework of the social, economic and cultural changes then taking place and how art and social history are inextricably linked.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521469210
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Series:
Cambridge Studies in New Art History and Criticism Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Pictures to see and pictures to sell; 2. Moral order in the fine arts: 1870–1878; 3. Turbulance in the salon system, 1878–1882; 4. Aesthetic painting; 5. Consolidation and collapse; 6. The republic of the arts; 7. The third republic arts administration; Notes; Bibliography.

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