In Misere, famed art historian Linda Nochlin reveals how, in the new form of civilization produced by the Industrial Revolution, in which the phenomenal growth of wealth occurred alongside an expansion of squalor, writers and artists of the nineteenth century used their craft to come to terms with what were often new and unprecedented social, material, and psychological circumstances.
Nochlin charts the phenomenon of misery as it was represented in the popular and fine arts of the nineteenth century. Examining work by some of the great intellects of the eraincluding Dickens, Carlyle, Engels, Hugo, Buret, Disraeli, and de Tocquevilleas well as relative unknowns who were searching for ways to depict new realities, Nochlin draws from a range of sources that include paintings, prints, newspaper illustrations, photography, and a variety of texts: from the account of a day in the life of an eight- year- old mine worker girl to the foundational texts of the field such as Friedrich Engels’s The Condition of the Working Class in England.
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Table of Contents
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
Picture Credits 171