Women Artists in Paris, 1850-1900

Author: Laurence Madeline

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781885444455

Category: Art, Modern

Page: 277

View: 9524


In the second half of the 19th century, Paris attracted an international gathering of women artists, drawn to the French capital by its academies and museums, studios and salons. Featuring thirty-six artists from eleven different countries, this beautifully illustrated book explores the strength of these women¿s creative achievements, through paintings by acclaimed Impressionists such as Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot, and extraordinary lesser-known artists such as Marie Bashkirtseff, Anna Bili¿ska-Bohdanowicz, Paula Modersohn-Becker, and Hanna Pauli. It examines their work against the sociopolitical background of the period, when women were mostly barred from formal artistic education but cleverly navigated the city¿s network of ateliers, salons, and galleries. Essays consider the powerfully influential work of women Impressionists, representations of the female artist in portraiture, the unique experiences of Nordic women artists, and the significant presence of women artists throughout the history of the Paris Salon. By addressing the long-undervalued contributions of women to the art of the later 19th century, Women Artists in Paris pays tribute to pioneers who not only created remarkable paintings but also generated momentum toward a more egalitarian art world.

Mary Cassatt

Famous Female Impressionist

Author: Rachael Morlock

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1534566112

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 104

View: 1927


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.

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: 9669


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: 5003


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.

Women Artists in History

From Antiquity to the 20th Century

Author: Wendy Slatkin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Women artists

Page: 240

View: 9332


"The careers and accomplishments of women creators in Western Civilization are described in an accessible and informative mattner in the Second Edition of Women Artists in History: From Antiquity to the 20th Century. Over sixty artists, mostly painters and sculptors, are featured in this book. Selections were based on each woman's unique and important contributions to the history of art. each artist measures up to the same rigorous standards applied to male artists in other survey texts. To understand and appreciate the achievements of these outstanding women, this volume takes a thorough look at the cultural environment in which they lived and worked, as well as the social, economic, and demographic factors that influenced their art."--Back cover.

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: 4628


: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.