An Introduction to Nineteenth-Century Art by Michelle Facos

By Michelle Facos

Using the instruments of the "new" artwork heritage (feminism, Marxism, social context, etc.) An creation to Nineteenth-Century Art bargains a richly textured, but transparent and logical, advent to nineteenth-century paintings and tradition. This textbook will offer readers with a uncomplicated ancient framework of the interval and the severe instruments for examining and situating new and strange works of art.

Michelle Facos is going past current histories of nineteenth-century paintings, which frequently concentration exclusively on France, Britain, and the us, to include artists and artistic endeavors from Scandinavia, Germany, and japanese Europe.

The e-book expertly balances its assurance of traits 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 historic context. during this manner, the scholar reader achieves a extra nuanced realizing of how 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 beneficial properties include:

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

  • Text containers spotlight extracts from unique resources, bringing up the tips 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 word list definitions.

  • Online 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 process mixed inside an overarching chronology and extra specific discussions of person works are consistently installed the context of the wider social photograph, hence offering scholars with a feeling of paintings background as a debatable and alive area of study.

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

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