An Introduction to Nineteenth-Century Art by Michelle Facos

By Michelle Facos

Utilizing the instruments of the "new" paintings heritage (feminism, Marxism, social context, etc.) An creation to Nineteenth-Century paintings deals a richly textured, but transparent and logical, advent to nineteenth-century paintings and tradition. This textbook will supply readers with a simple historic framework of the interval and the serious instruments for studying and situating new and surprising works of art.

Michelle Facos is going past latest histories of nineteenth-century artwork, which frequently concentration completely on France, Britain, and the

United States, to include artists and artistic endeavors from Scandinavia, Germany, and japanese Europe.

The booklet expertly balances its insurance of developments and person works of art: the place the salient traits are transparent, trend-setting works are highlighted, and the complexity of the interval is revered via situating all works of their right social and historic context. during this method, the scholar reader achieves a extra nuanced figuring out of ways within which the tale of nineteenth-century artwork is the tale of the ways that artists and society grappled with the matter of modernity.

Key pedagogical good points include:

information packing containers supply statistics, timelines, charts, and old information regarding the interval to extra situate artworks.

textual content containers spotlight extracts from unique resources, mentioning the information 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.

fantastically illustrated with over 250 colour images.

Margin notes and word list definitions.

on-line assets at with entry to a wealth of knowledge, together with unique records concerning artistic endeavors mentioned within the textbook, modern feedback, timelines and maps to counterpoint your figuring out of the interval and make allowance for extra comparability and exploration.

Chapters take a thematic method mixed inside an overarching chronology and extra exact discussions of person works are constantly installed the context of the wider social photograph, hence supplying scholars with a feeling of paintings background as a debatable and alive area of study.

Michelle Facos teaches paintings heritage at Indiana collage, Bloomington. Her learn explores the altering dating among artists and society because the Enlightenment and problems with id. past courses contain Nationalism and the Nordic mind's eye: Swedish portray of the Eighteen Nineties (1998), paintings, tradition and nationwide identification in Fin-de-Siècle Europe, co-edited with Sharon Hirsh (2003), and Symbolist paintings in Context (2009).

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