An Introduction to Nineteenth-Century Art

An Introduction to Nineteenth-Century Art

Michelle Facos

Using the instruments of the "new" artwork heritage (feminism, Marxism, social context, etc.) An creation to Nineteenth-Century Art bargains a richly textured, but transparent and logical, creation to nineteenth-century paintings and tradition. This textbook will offer readers with a simple historic framework of the interval and the serious instruments for reading and situating new and unusual works of art.

Michelle Facos is going past current histories of nineteenth-century artwork, which frequently concentration exclusively on France, Britain, and the USA, to include artists and artistic endeavors from Scandinavia, Germany, and japanese Europe.

The ebook expertly balances its insurance of developments and person artistic endeavors: the place the salient traits are transparent, trend-setting works are highlighted, and the complexity of the interval is revered by way of situating all works of their right social and ancient context. during this method, the coed reader achieves a extra nuanced knowing of ways within which the tale of nineteenth-century paintings is the tale of the ways that artists and society grappled with the matter of modernity.

Key pedagogical positive aspects include:

  • Data containers supply data, timelines, charts, and ancient information regarding the interval to additional situate artworks.
  • Text containers spotlight extracts from unique resources, mentioning the tips of artists and their contemporaries, together with historians, philosophers, critics, and theorists, to put artists and works within the broader context of aesthetic, cultural, highbrow, social, and political stipulations within which artists have been working.
  • Beautifully illustrated with over 250 colour images.
  • Margin notes and thesaurus definitions.
  • Online assets at with entry to a wealth of knowledge, together with unique files relating works of art mentioned within the textbook, modern feedback, timelines and maps to counterpoint your figuring out of the interval and make allowance for additional comparability and exploration.

Chapters take a thematic technique mixed inside of an overarching chronology and extra designated discussions of person works are consistently installed the context of the wider social photo, hence delivering scholars with a feeling of paintings heritage as a arguable and alive area of study.

Michelle Facos teaches artwork historical past at Indiana college, Bloomington. Her examine explores the altering dating among artists and society because the Enlightenment and problems with id. earlier guides comprise Nationalism and the Nordic mind's eye: Swedish portray of the 1890s (1998), Art, tradition and nationwide identification in Fin-de-Siècle Europe, co-edited with Sharon Hirsh (2003), and Symbolist artwork in Context (2009).

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