Modern Art and the Idea of the Mediterranean / Edition 2

Modern Art and the Idea of the Mediterranean / Edition 2

by Vojtech Jirat-Wasiutynski
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802091709

ISBN-13: 9780802091703

Pub. Date: 05/13/2007

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

The Mediterranean is an invented cultural space, on the frontier between North and South, West and East. Modern Art and the Idea of the Mediterranean examines the representation of this region in the visual arts since the late eighteenth century, placing the 'idea of the Mediterranean' - a cultural construct rather than a physical reality - at the centre of

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The Mediterranean is an invented cultural space, on the frontier between North and South, West and East. Modern Art and the Idea of the Mediterranean examines the representation of this region in the visual arts since the late eighteenth century, placing the 'idea of the Mediterranean' - a cultural construct rather than a physical reality - at the centre of our understanding of modern visual culture.

This collection of essays features an international group of scholars who examine competing visions of the Mediterranean in terms of modernity and cultural identity, questioning and illuminating both European and non-European representations. An introductory essay frames the analysis in terms of a new spatial paradigm of the Mediterranean as a geographic, historical, and cultural region that emerged in the late eighteenth century, as France and Britain colonized the surrounding territories. Essays are grouped around three vital themes: visualization of the space of the new Mediterranean; varied uses of the classical paradigm; and issues of identity and resistance in an age of modernity and colonialism. Drawing on recent geographical, historical, cultural and anthropological studies, contributors address the visual representation of identity in both the European and the 'Oriental,' the colonial and post-colonial Mediterranean.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802091703
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
05/13/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Preface



Modern Art and the New Mediterranean Space
VOJTEMCH JIRAT-WASIUTYNBSKI
Allegories of Modernity: Space, Time, and the Mediterranean
FRANCESCO LORIGGIO
Abstracting Space: Remaking the Landscape of Colonial Algeria in Second-Empire France
JOHN ZAROBELL
The Untimely Classicism of Hans von Marées
ANDRÉ DOMBROWSKI
A Politicized Pastoral: Signac and the Cultural Geography of Mediterranean France
ANNE DYMOND
Inventing Mediterranean Harmony in Matisse’s Paper Cut-Outs
JOHN KLEIN
Classicism and Resistance in Late-Nineteenth-Century European Art: The Case of Greece
NINA ATHANASSOGLOU-KALLMYER
The Faces of Modigliani: Identity Politics under Fascism
EMILY BRAUN
The Representation of Islamic Art in Israeli Museums: The Politics of Collecting
ALLA MYZELEV
Returning the Gaze: Orientalism, Gender, and Yasmina Bouziane’s Photographic Self-Portraits
DAVID PROCHASKA

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