Women in 19th Century America

Women in 19th Century America


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Women in 19th Century America by Linda Nochlin, Joelle Bolloch

Women in the 19th Century uses classic nineteenth-century paintings to explore the role of women one hundred years ago, providing an indispensable look at the life of women and the life of the artist in their move toward modernity at the turn of the century.

Twenty-four full-color plates portray nineteenth-century women by celebrated painters including Cassatt, Courbet, Daumier, Gaugin, Ingres, Manet, Millet, Morisot, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh, and Whistler. Noted art critic Linda Nochlin provides context and commentary on this riveting look at women in their private and public lives. A forty-eight-page book contains analysis of each image, placing it in historical and social context. Women in the Nineteenth Century offers a stunning, unique way to trace the evolution of woman from mythological, allegorical, and religious object to worker, artist, and individual.

This beautiful portfolio is produced in conjunction with the internationally acclaimed Musée d’Orsay, Paris, recognized the world over for its outstanding collection of turn-of-the-century art.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565843752
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 09/25/1997
Pages: 42
Product dimensions: 8.63(w) x 11.15(h) x 1.25(d)

About the Author

Linda Nochlin is one of the country’s leading art critics, specializing in the art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, particularly on issues concerning the representation of women and the work of women artists. Among her numerous books are Realism and Women, Art, and Power and Other Essays. She is the Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University.

Joelle Bolloch is a researcher in the cultural service department of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. She is an editor of The Mini Encyclopedia of Art.

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