Man Made: Thomas Eakins and the Construction of Gilded Age Manhood / Edition 1

Man Made: Thomas Eakins and the Construction of Gilded Age Manhood / Edition 1

by Martin A. Berger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520222091

ISBN-13: 9780520222090

Pub. Date: 08/30/2000

Publisher: University of California Press

Often censured during his lifetime for his insistence on studying and painting from the nude, Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) is now acclaimed as one of America's greatest realist painters. Man Made examines Eakins's art and life, illustrating how the artist used his canvases to cope with the complex requirements of Victorian gender. Martin Berger reads a series

Overview

Often censured during his lifetime for his insistence on studying and painting from the nude, Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) is now acclaimed as one of America's greatest realist painters. Man Made examines Eakins's art and life, illustrating how the artist used his canvases to cope with the complex requirements of Victorian gender. Martin Berger reads a series of Eakins's paintings, ranging from early to late works, giving a nuanced and elegant examination of Eakins's portrayal of white, middle-class manhood. This provocative cultural art history treats these paintings in terms of what they reveal about Eakins's own identity as well as the nation's changing ideals of manhood during the final years of the nineteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520222090
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/30/2000
Series:
Men and Masculinity Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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