Women Artists in Paris, 1850-1900

Author: Laurence Madeline

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300223935

Category: Art, Modern

Page: 288

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Paris was the epicenter of art during the latter half of the nineteenth century, luring artists from around the world with its academies, museums, salons, and galleries. Despite the city's cosmopolitanism and its cultural stature, Parisian society remained strikingly conservative, particularly with respect to gender. Nonetheless, many women painters chose to work and study in Paris at this time, overcoming immense obstacles to access the city's resources. 'Women Artists in Paris, 1850-1900' showcases the remarkable artistic production of women during this period of great cultural change, revealing the breadth and strength of their creative achievements. Guest Curator Laurence Madeline (Chief Curator at Musées d'art et d'histoire, Geneva) has selected close to seventy compelling paintings by women of varied nationalities, ranging from well-known artists such as Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, and Rosa Bonheur, to lesser-known figures such as Kitty Kielland, Louise Breslau, and Anna Ancher.

Mary Cassatt

Famous Female Impressionist

Author: Rachael Morlock

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1534566112

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 104

View: 7318


As an American woman in 19th century Paris, Mary Cassatt was an unlikely force in the French Impressionist movement. Today, Cassatt is known for her intimate studies of women and children. Readers discover how Cassatt independently forged her artistic path, despite the restrictions female artists faced at that time. Full-color photographs trace the evolution of Cassatt's work as it elevated everyday women's lives to the realm of fine art. Readers explore the artistic and historic contexts for Cassatt's work through detailed text and sidebars, while annotated excerpts from personal letters and other primary sources illuminate Cassatt's life and legacy.

For America

Paintings from the National Academy of Design

Author: Jeremiah William McCarthy,Diana Thompson

Publisher: Other Distribution

ISBN: 0300244282

Category: Art

Page: 303

View: 3546


A sweeping look at the ways American artists have viewed themselves, their peers, and their painted worlds over two centuries This stunning book provides an unprecedented glimpse into the past two centuries of American art, tracing artistic tradition and innovation at the National Academy of Design from its 19th-century founding to the present. The nation's oldest artist honorary society has maintained a unique collecting principle: each member gives a self-portrait (or, until 1994, a portrait by a contemporary Academician) as well as an example of their work. By presenting artists' portraits in tandem with their self-selected representative works, this book offers a unique opportunity to explore how American artists have viewed both themselves and the worlds they depicted. The diverse selection of artists whose work is showcased here includes Frederic Edwin Church, Eastman Johnson, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Thomas Eakins, Cecilia Beaux, Isabel Bishop, Andrew Wyeth, Charles White, Wayne Thiebaud, Louisa Matthíasdóttir, David Diao, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, and Peter Saul. Essays by a stellar roster of distinguished historians and art historians, curators, artists, and architects delve into single artworks or pairs of paintings, while others explore themes such the representation of landscapes and the figurative tradition in American art. Additionally, 17 current Academicians--visual artists and architects including Walter Chatham, Catherine Opie and Fred Wilson--contribute personal responses to individual artworks.

Women Art Critics in Nineteenth-Century France

Vanishing Acts

Author: Wendelin Guentner

Publisher: University of Delaware

ISBN: 1611494478

Category: Art

Page: 382

View: 4107


This book is the first sustained study of a corpus of writings by women art critics active in nineteenth-century France that have all but “vanished” from the historical record. Written by scholars in art history and in literature, the essays employ a variety of interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies to study the women’s reception of specific artworks and aesthetic movements in the nineteenth century, the intersections of aesthetics and politics in their essays, and their rhetorical strategies and literary styles.

Artists in Ohio, 1787-1900

A Biographical Dictionary

Author: Jeffrey Weidman,Oberlin College. Library

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 9780873386166

Category: Art

Page: 1066

View: 3743


A three-volume guide to the early art and artists of Ohio. It includes coverage of fine art, photography, ornamental penmanship, tombstone carving, china painting, illustrating, cartooning and the execution of panoramas and theatrical scenery.

Impressions of French Modernity

Art and Literature in France, 1850-1900

Author: Richard Hobbs

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719048951

Category: Art

Page: 214

View: 3823


International specialists in French art and literature come together in this volume to investigate modernite through painting, sculpture, the novel, diaries, dance, poetry, criticism and theory. Modernite had no simple definition. It grew out of a rapidly changing world: one of dramatic urban transformation. The experiences and impressions of individuals faced with this modern world engendered a new artistic genre. Beginning with Delacroix, Baudelaire and Gautier, "Impressions of French Modernity" moves on to Manet, Degas and Mallarme through a broad sweep of familiar and unfamiliar works of art and literature. Its three main sections identify particular features of modernity: impressions of the Second Empire; innovations in form found in verbal and visual works or art throughout the period 1850-1900; and problems of identity surrounding the figure of the artist.

Americans in Paris, 1850-1910

the academy, the salon, the studio, and the artists' colony

Author: George Szabó,Hardy George,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Oklahoma Museum of Arts

ISBN: 9780911919004

Category: Art

Page: 127

View: 8658


:Americans in Paris 1850-1910represents the profound French influence - both in style and subject - on American painters following the Civil War. While wealthy Americans collected French art, American artists traveled to France to study, either at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts or at one of the independent academies or studios. Paris proved immensely appealing as a locale in which artists were supported and valued, cultural life was rich, the surrounding countryside inspiring, and the cost of living relatively low. The landscapes and human figures favored by French painters offered a nostalgic appeal that American artists translated into a national vernacular.With beautiful colour plates of some of the most influential artists from America and France - among them, James McNeill Whistler, Kenyon Cox, Mary Cassatt, Camille Cordot, and Honoré Daumier - and informative essays describing biographical, historical, and stylistic influences, this volume brings to life a pivotal and creatively vibrant moment in art history.

A World History of Art

Author: Hugh Honour,John Fleming

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694513

Category: Art

Page: 936

View: 6086


Expanded to include the latest discoveries in prehistoric art as well as the most recent developments in non-Western and modern art, this is an up-to-date and wide ranging history of art.