An Introduction to Nineteenth-Century Art by Michelle Facos

By Michelle Facos

Using the instruments of the "new" artwork background (feminism, Marxism, social context, etc.) An creation 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 easy ancient framework of the interval and the severe instruments for reading and situating new and strange works of art.

Michelle Facos is going past present histories of nineteenth-century artwork, 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 artistic endeavors: the place the salient developments are transparent, trend-setting works are highlighted, and the complexity of the interval is revered via situating all works of their right social and old context. during this method, the coed 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 positive aspects include:

* info containers offer statistics, timelines, charts, and historic information regarding the interval to extra situate artworks.

* textual content containers spotlight extracts from unique resources, bringing up 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 files relating artistic endeavors 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 method mixed inside of an overarching chronology and extra specified discussions of person works are constantly installed the context of the wider social photo, therefore offering scholars with a feeling of paintings background as a arguable and alive enviornment of study.

Michelle Facos teaches paintings background at Indiana college, Bloomington. Her examine explores the altering courting among artists and society because the Enlightenment and problems with id. earlier guides 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 artwork in Context (2009).

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