An Introduction to Nineteenth-Century Art by Michelle Facos

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By Michelle Facos

Using the instruments of the "new" paintings background (feminism, Marxism, social context, etc.) An creation to Nineteenth-Century Art deals a richly textured, but transparent and logical, creation to nineteenth-century paintings and tradition. This textbook will supply readers with a simple ancient framework of the interval and the serious instruments for analyzing and situating new and strange works of art.

Michelle Facos is going past latest histories of nineteenth-century paintings, which frequently concentration completely on France, Britain, and the U.S., to include artists and works of art from Scandinavia, Germany, and japanese Europe.

The publication expertly balances its insurance of developments and person works of art: the place the salient tendencies 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 means, the scholar reader achieves a extra nuanced knowing 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 bins offer statistics, timelines, charts, and ancient information regarding the interval to extra situate artworks.

* textual content packing containers spotlight extracts from unique assets, 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 thesaurus definitions.

* on-line assets at with entry to a wealth of data, together with unique records touching on works of art mentioned within the textbook, modern feedback, timelines and maps to complement your realizing of the interval and make allowance for extra comparability and exploration.


Chapters take a thematic technique mixed inside of an overarching chronology and extra specified discussions of person works are regularly installed the context of the wider social photograph, hence delivering scholars with a feeling of artwork heritage as a debatable and alive area of study.

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

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