Modernity and Modernism: French Painting in the Nineteenth Century / Edition 1

Modernity and Modernism: French Painting in the Nineteenth Century / Edition 1

by Francis Frascina, Tamar Garb, Nigel Blake, Briony Fer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300055145

ISBN-13: 9780300055146

Pub. Date: 02/28/1993

Publisher: Yale University Press

This is the first in a series of four books about art and its interpretation from the mid-nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth. The authors seek to explain the most important issues confronting any study of modern art, without attempting exhaustive coverage. The books present a range of approaches characteristic of current art-historical debates. The first…  See more details below

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This is the first in a series of four books about art and its interpretation from the mid-nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth. The authors seek to explain the most important issues confronting any study of modern art, without attempting exhaustive coverage. The books present a range of approaches characteristic of current art-historical debates. The first volume focuses on aspects of Realism, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism in Paris between about 1848 and 1900.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300055146
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1993
Series:
Modern Art--Practices and Debates Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
798,486
Product dimensions:
7.67(w) x 10.07(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction3
What is modern?6
Invisible pictures: visual representation and language15
The modern in formation21
The spectator28
The artist33
The modern in fragments37
After modernity?46
Ch. 1Modern Practices of Art and Modernity50
Introduction: art as a social practice50
Art practice and politics in the nineteenth-century art world58
Courbet: representing the country to the town68
Modernity, realism and the history of art: Manet's Old Musician80
The problem of official tolerance103
Modernization: spectacle and irony111
Modernity: the social and the aesthetic127
Ch. 2Impressionism, Modernism and Originality141
Impression and Impressionism144
'Significant form'152
Depth, flatness and self-criticism157
Monet at La Grenouillere167
Pissarro186
Painting and human content192
Cezanne201
Monet's Nympheas214
Ch. 3Gender and Representation219
Artists230
Painting as a woman256
The historical viewer276
Index291

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