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By Michelle Facos

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

Michelle Facos is going past current histories of nineteenth-century artwork, which regularly concentration exclusively on France, Britain, and the us, to include artists and works of art from Scandinavia, Germany, and japanese Europe.

The ebook expertly balances its assurance of traits 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 historic context. during this method, the coed reader achieves a extra nuanced figuring out of ways during 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 positive aspects include:

  • Data packing containers supply information, timelines, charts, and historic information regarding the interval to extra situate artworks.

  • Text containers spotlight extracts from unique resources, bringing up the guidelines 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 during which artists have been working.

  • Beautifully illustrated with over 250 colour images.

  • Margin notes and word list definitions.

  • Online assets at with entry to a wealth of data, together with unique records referring to artistic endeavors mentioned within the textbook, modern feedback, timelines and maps to counterpoint your realizing of the interval and make allowance for additional comparability and exploration.

Chapters take a thematic process mixed inside an overarching chronology and extra particular discussions of person works are consistently installed the context of the wider social photograph, therefore supplying scholars with a feeling of artwork historical past as a debatable and alive area of study.

Michelle Facos teaches artwork historical past at Indiana college, Bloomington. Her study explores the altering courting among artists and society because the Enlightenment and problems with identification. earlier courses 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 paintings in Context (2009).

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