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Nineteenth-century American Art By Barbara Groseclose

Nineteenth-century American Art by Barbara Groseclose

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This introduction examines the profession of the artist alongside the reception of their work by 19th-century art audiences. Works of art by familiar names such as Thomas Eakins and Winslow Homer are discussed in detail within the larger arena of visual culture.

Nineteenth-century American Art Summary

Nineteenth-century American Art by Barbara Groseclose

Painting and sculpture flourished in nineteenth-century America and saw the rise of self-taught travelling artists and professional artists producing works for a growing number of wealthy patrons. This innovative introduction examines the profession of the artist alongside the reception of their work by nineteenth-century art audiences. Works of art by familiar names such as Thomas Eakins and Winslow Homer are discussed in detail within the larger arena of visual culture, as are key works by recently discovered artists such as Harriet Hosmer. The thematic approach focuses on portraiture, landscape painting, the American West, commemorative art, and goes on to examine the ways in which painters responded to major social and economic changes resulting from the rapid change from an agriculturally-based former colony to an industrialized imperial power with an evolving democracy. Uniquely, Barbara Groseclose treats the embeddedness of American Art in its European heritage as continual and salutary, rather than intermittent and oppositional, and also explores the changing interpretations of art of this period.

About Barbara Groseclose


Professor of Art History at Ohio State University, Barbara Groseclose writes about eighteenth and nineteenth-century art and literature; her most recent book is British Sculpture and the Company Raj: Church Monuments and Public Statuary in Madras, Calcutta, and Bombay to 1858 (1995). In 1994 she was appointed a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies at the University of Utrecht.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION; 1. THE PROFESSION OF THE ARTIST; 2. PORTRAITURE; 3. TYPOLOGIES OF DEMOCRACY: THE EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY; 4. DEMOCRACY AT WORK: THE LATER NINETEENTH CENTURY; 5. LANDSCAPE; 6. THE AMERICAN WEST; . COMMEMORATIVE ART: MEMORY AND MYTH; BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY; TIMELINE; INDEX

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GOR006732928
9780192842251
0192842250
Nineteenth-century American Art by Barbara Groseclose
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2000-09-14
240
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