American Painting of the Nineteenth Century: Realism, by Barbara Novak

By Barbara Novak

during this individual paintings, which Hilton Kramer in The big apple occasions e-book Review known as "surely the simplest ebook ever written at the subject," Barbara Novak illuminates what's primarily American approximately American artwork. She highlights not just these facets that seem indigenously in our paintings works, but additionally these good points that constantly reappear through the years. Novak examines the work of Washington Allston, Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, Fitz H. Lane, William Sidney Mount, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, and Albert Pinkham Ryder. She attracts provocative and unique conclusions in regards to the position in American paintings of spiritualism and arithmetic, conceptualism and the item, and Transcendentalism and the very fact. She analyzes not just the work yet nineteenth-century aesthetics besides, attaining a distinct synthesis of artwork and literature.
Now on hand with a brand new preface and an up to date bibliography, this lavishly illustrated volume--featuring multiple hundred black-and-white illustrations and 16 full-color plates--remains one of many seminal works in American artwork history.

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