An Introduction to Nineteenth-Century Art by Michelle Facos

By Michelle Facos

Using the instruments of the "new" paintings historical past (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 offer readers with a simple historic framework of the interval and the serious instruments for examining and situating new and unusual works of art.

Michelle Facos is going past latest 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 japanese Europe.

The publication expertly balances its insurance of traits and person works of art: the place the salient tendencies 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 ancient context. during this manner, the coed reader achieves a extra nuanced figuring out 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 good points include:

* facts packing containers offer information, timelines, charts, and ancient information regarding the interval to additional situate artworks.

* textual content packing 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 during which artists have been working.

* superbly 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 records relating artistic endeavors mentioned within the textbook, modern feedback, timelines and maps to complement your knowing of the interval and make allowance for extra comparability and exploration.


Chapters take a thematic strategy mixed inside an overarching chronology and extra exact discussions of person works are continuously installed the context of the wider social photo, therefore supplying scholars with a feeling of paintings background as a arguable and alive enviornment 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. past courses contain Nationalism and the Nordic mind's eye: Swedish portray of the 1890s (1998), Art, tradition and nationwide id in Fin-de-Siècle Europe, co-edited with Sharon Hirsh (2003), and Symbolist paintings in Context (2009).

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