An Introduction to Nineteenth-Century Art

By Michelle Facos

Using the instruments of the "new" paintings background (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 easy historic framework of the interval and the severe instruments for examining and situating new and surprising works of art.

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

The booklet 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 figuring out of how during which the tale of nineteenth-century paintings is the tale of the ways that artists and society grappled with the matter of modernity.

Key pedagogical gains include:

  • Data packing containers offer information, timelines, charts, and ancient information regarding the interval to extra situate artworks.
  • Text 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.
  • Beautifully illustrated with over 250 colour images.
  • Margin notes and thesaurus definitions.
  • Online assets at with entry to a wealth of data, together with unique files bearing on artistic endeavors mentioned within the textbook, modern feedback, timelines and maps to counterpoint your realizing of the interval and make allowance for extra comparability and exploration.

Chapters take a thematic strategy mixed inside an overarching chronology and extra targeted discussions of person works are regularly installed the context of the wider social photo, therefore supplying scholars with a feeling of paintings historical past as a debatable and alive enviornment of study.

Michelle Facos teaches paintings historical past at Indiana college, Bloomington. Her examine explores the altering courting among artists and society because the Enlightenment and problems with identification. past 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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