The Boston Athenaeum Art Exhibition Index 1827 1874

The Boston Athenaeum Art Exhibition Index  1827 1874
Author: William J. Gavin
Publsiher: MIT Press (MA)
Total Pages: 386
Release: 1980
Genre: Art

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Between 1827 and 1874 the Athenaeum exhibited the work of over fifteen hundred artists including old masters, contemporary Europeans, watercolorists, and miniaturists. Among the major American painters and sculptors who exhibited their work in the Athenaeum were Allston, Cole, Coplely, Greenough, Powers, Salmon, Sully, Trumbull, and West. The Athenaeum's set of art exhibition catalogues for these forty-six years provides the longest continuing record of art exhibited during this time in Boston.

American Drawings and Watercolors in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

American Drawings and Watercolors in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Author: Kevin J. Avery
Publsiher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2002
Genre: Drawing
ISBN: 1588390608

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"The Metropolitan Museum began acquiring American drawings and watercolors in 1880, just ten years after its founding. Since then it has amassed more than 1,500 works executed by American artists during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in watercolor, pastel, chalk, ink, graphite, gouache, and charcoal. This volume documents the draftsmanship of more than 150 known artists before 1835 and that of about 60 unidentified artists of the period. It includes drawings and watercolors by such American masters as John Singleton Copley, John Trumbull, John Vanderlyn, Thomas Cole, Asher Brown Durand, George Inness, and James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Because the 504 works illustrate such a wide range of media, techniques, and styles, this publication is a veritable history of American drawing from the eighteenth through most of the nineteenth century."--Metropolitan Museum of Art website.

The Mirror of Antiquity

The Mirror of Antiquity
Author: Caroline Winterer
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-07-05
Genre: History
ISBN: 1501711555

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In The Mirror of Antiquity, Caroline Winterer uncovers the lost world of American women's classicism during its glory days from the eighteenth through the nineteenth centuries. Overturning the widely held belief that classical learning and political ideals were relevant only to men, she follows the lives of four generations of American women through their diaries, letters, books, needlework, and drawings, demonstrating how classicism was at the center of their experience as mothers, daughters, and wives. Importantly, she pays equal attention to women from the North and from the South, and to the ways that classicism shaped the lives of black women in slavery and freedom. In a strikingly innovative use of both texts and material culture, Winterer exposes the neoclassical world of furnishings, art, and fashion created in part through networks dominated by elite women. Many of these women were at the center of the national experience. Here readers will find Abigail Adams, teaching her children Latin and signing her letters as Portia, the wife of the Roman senator Brutus; the Massachusetts slave Phillis Wheatley, writing poems in imitation of her favorite books, Alexander Pope's Iliad and Odyssey; Dolley Madison, giving advice on Greek taste and style to the U.S. Capitol's architect, Benjamin Latrobe; and the abolitionist and feminist Lydia Maria Child, who showed Americans that modern slavery had its roots in the slave societies of Greece and Rome. Thoroughly embedded in the major ideas and events of the time—the American Revolution, slavery and abolitionism, the rise of a consumer society—this original book is a major contribution to American cultural and intellectual history.

Art Market Research

Art Market Research
Author: Tom McNulty
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2013-12-13
Genre: Art
ISBN: 0786466715

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This book is for art market researchers at all levels. A brief overview of the global art market and its major stakeholders precedes an analysis of the various sales venues (auction, commercial gallery, etc.). Library research skills are reviewed, and advanced methods are explored in a chapter devoted to basic market research. Because the monetary value of artwork cannot be established without reference to the aesthetic qualities and art historical significance of our subject works, two substantial chapters detail the processes involved in researching and documenting the fine and decorative arts, respectively, and provide annotated bibliographies. Methods for assigning values for art objects are explored, and sources of price data, both in print and online, are identified and described in detail. In recent years, art historical scholarship increasingly has addressed issues related to the history of art and its markets: a chapter on resources for the historian of the art market offers a wide range of sources. Finally, provenance and art law are discussed, with particular reference to their relevance to dealers, collectors, artists and other art market stakeholders.

American Portrait Miniatures in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

American Portrait Miniatures in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publsiher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2010
Genre: Art
ISBN: 1588393577

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With clat

 With   clat
Author: Hina Hirayama
Publsiher: UPNE
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2013
Genre: History
ISBN: 0934552835

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A detailed history of the Boston Athenaeum's historic role in the founding of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Catskills

The Catskills
Author: Kenneth Myers
Publsiher: Hudson River Museum
Total Pages: 210
Release: 1987
Genre: Art, American
ISBN: 9780943651057

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Artists in Ohio 1787 1900

Artists in Ohio  1787 1900
Author: Mary Sayre Haverstock
Publsiher: Kent State University Press
Total Pages: 1096
Release: 2000
Genre: Art, American
ISBN: 9780873386166

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A three-volume guide to the early art and artists of Ohio. It includes coverage of fine art, photography, ornamental penmanship, tombstone carving, china painting, illustrating, cartooning and the execution of panoramas and theatrical scenery.

The Documented Image

The Documented Image
Author: Gabriel P. Weisberg
Publsiher: Syracuse University Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 1987-12-01
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9780815624103

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Painting by Numbers

Painting by Numbers
Author: Diana Seave Greenwald
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-02-16
Genre: Art
ISBN: 0691214948

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A pathbreaking history of art that uses digital research and economic tools to reveal enduring inequities in the formation of the art historical canon Painting by Numbers presents a groundbreaking blend of art historical and social scientific methods to chart, for the first time, the sheer scale of nineteenth-century artistic production. With new quantitative evidence for more than five hundred thousand works of art, Diana Seave Greenwald provides fresh insights into the nineteenth century, and the extent to which art historians have focused on a limited—and potentially biased—sample of artwork from that time. She addresses long-standing questions about the effects of industrialization, gender, and empire on the art world, and she models more expansive approaches for studying art history in the age of the digital humanities. Examining art in France, the United States, and the United Kingdom, Greenwald features datasets created from indices and exhibition catalogs that—to date—have been used primarily as finding aids. From this body of information, she reveals the importance of access to the countryside for painters showing images of nature at the Paris Salon, the ways in which time-consuming domestic responsibilities pushed women artists in the United States to work in lower-prestige genres, and how images of empire were largely absent from the walls of London’s Royal Academy at the height of British imperial power. Ultimately, Greenwald considers how many works may have been excluded from art historical inquiry and shows how data can help reintegrate them into the history of art, even after such pieces have disappeared or faded into obscurity. Upending traditional perspectives on the art historical canon, Painting by Numbers offers an innovative look at the nineteenth-century art world and its legacy.

Winslow Homer American Passage

Winslow Homer  American Passage
Author: William R. Cross
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2022-04-12
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0374603804

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The definitive life of the painter who forged American identity visually, in art and illustration, with an impact comparable to that of Walt Whitman and Mark Twain in poetry and prose—yet whose own story has remained largely untold. In 1860, at the age of twenty-four, Winslow Homer (1836–1910) sold Harper’s Weekly two dozen wood engravings, carved into boxwood blocks and transferred to metal plates to stamp on paper. One was a scene that Homer saw on a visit to Boston, his hometown. His illustration shows a crowd of abolitionists on the brink of eviction from a church; at their front is Frederick Douglass, declaring “the freedom of all mankind.” Homer, born into the Panic of 1837 and raised in the years before the Civil War, came of age in a nation in crisis. He created multivalent visual tales, both quintessentially American and quietly replete with narrative for and about people of all races and ages. Whether using pencil, watercolor, or, most famously, oil, Homer addressed the hopes and fears of his fellow Americans and invited his viewers into stories embedded with universal, timeless questions of purpose and meaning. Like his contemporaries Twain and Whitman, Homer captured the landscape of a rapidly changing country with an artist’s probing insight. His tale is one of America in all its complexity and contradiction, as he evolved and adapted to the restless spirit of invention transforming his world. In Winslow Homer: American Passage, William R. Cross reveals the man behind the art. It is the surprising story of a life led on the front lines of history. In that life, this Everyman made archetypal images of American culture, endowed with a force of moral urgency through which they speak to all people today. Includes Color Images and Maps

The Representation of the Struggling Artist in America 1800 1865

The Representation of the Struggling Artist in America  1800   1865
Author: Erika Schneider
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2015-04-23
Genre: Art
ISBN: 1611494133

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This book analyzes how American painters, sculptors, and writers, active between 1800 and 1865, depicted their response to a democratic society that failed to adequately support them financially and intellectually.

Melville and the Visual Arts

Melville and the Visual Arts
Author: Douglas Robillard
Publsiher: Kent State University Press
Total Pages: 244
Release: 1997
Genre: Art and literature
ISBN: 9780873385756

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Melville's allusions to works of art embellish his poems and novels. In this study, his use of the art analogy as a literary technique is traced, along with the influence of his predecessors and comtemporaries and how his sense of form was instructed by design in works of art.

Art History

Art History
Author: W. McAllister Johnson
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 396
Release: 1990-01-01
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9780802068415

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These essays discuss major questions that should arise in courses in bibliography, methodology, and historiography, once the survey courses are left behind.

The Shoemaker and the Tea Party

The Shoemaker and the Tea Party
Author: Alfred F. Young
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2001-01-17
Genre: History
ISBN: 0807071420

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George Robert Twelves Hewes, a Boston shoemaker who participated in such key events of the American Revolution as the Boston Massacre and the Tea Party, might have been lost to history if not for his longevity and the historical mood of the 1830's. When the Tea Party became a leading symbol of the Revolutionary ear fifty years after the actual event, this 'common man' in his nineties was 'discovered' and celebrated in Boston as a national hero. Young pieces together this extraordinary tale, adding new insights about the role that individual and collective memory play in shaping our understanding of history.

Gilbert Stuart and the Impact of Manic Depression

Gilbert Stuart and the Impact of Manic Depression
Author: Dorinda Evans
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2017-07-05
Genre: Art
ISBN: 1351565567

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Early American painter Gilbert Stuart has long been mistakenly represented as a hard-drinking rogue, habitual liar, and inexplicable financial failure. To explain his stylistic unevenness as an artist, he is assumed to have had an inferior assistant, but the documentary evidence for an assistant who painted on his portraits is non-existent-in fact, there is evidence to the contrary. This ground-breaking study demonstrates that Stuart suffered from a hereditary form of manic depression, leading him to create pictures that contain peculiar lapses characteristic of a manic-depressive, or bipolar, artist. Using documentary and empirical evidence-from diaries and letters to x-radiographs of paintings-this book fills important gaps in our knowledge of Stuart, and connects the strange visual effects in some of Stuart's paintings with cognitive deficits attendant with the disorder. In addition to Stuart, other bipolar artists, including George Romney, Raphaelle Peale, Gilbert Stuart Newton, and William Rimmer, are discussed in relation to these deficits, revealing patterns which carry broader implications for all manic-depressive artists. This volume is a significant contribution not only to studies of Stuart and the four other painters but also to our understanding of the mind of a manic-depressive artist. It bridges the broad disciplines of art history and psychopathology.

Winslow Homer

Winslow Homer
Author: Elizabeth Johns
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780520227255

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"With this psychosocial approach, Johns relates the wood-engraved illustrations of Homer's early career to the values of his family; his images of the Civil War to the context of his young manhood; his paintings of the social scene and young women's place in it to his own potential for marriage; his images of fisherwomen at Cullercoats and fishermen at Prout's Neck to his interior vision during middle age; and his intrigue with the sea in his late works to his identification with the larger processes of the universe."--BOOK JACKET.