Misere: The Visual Representation of Misery in the 19th Century

Misere: The Visual Representation of Misery in the 19th Century

by Linda Nochlin


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780500239698
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 04/10/2018
Edition description: Illustrate
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 518,335
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Linda Nochlin was the Lila Acheson Wallace professor of modern art emerita at New York
University’s Institute of Fine Arts. Her publications include The Body in Pieces: The Fragment as a Metaphor of Modernity; Women, Art and Power and Other Essays; The Politics of Vision: Essays on Nineteenth-Century Art and Society; Courbet; Misère: The Visual Representation of Misery in the 19th Century; and Women Artists: The Linda Nochlin Reader. Her essay “Why Have There
Been No Great Women Artists?” is considered one of the most in influential texts in modern art history.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

1 Misère: The Irish Paradigm 27

2 The Gender of Misery 61

3 Géricault, Goya and the Representation of Misery 81

4 Representing Misery: Courbet's Beggar Woman 115

5 Fernand Pelez: Master of Miserable Old Men 137

Conclusion 159

Notes 164

Acknowledgments 170

Picture Credits 171

Index 174

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