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Making Waves: Crosscurrents in the Study of Nineteenth-Century Art

L. Dixon, G. P. Weisberg (eds.)
277 p., 45 b/w ill. + 61 colour ill., 3 b/w tables, 216 x 280 mm, 2019
ISBN: 978-2-503-58440-9
Languages: English
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Making Waves: Crosscurrents in the Study of Nineteenth-Century Art points the way toward futher appreciation and understanding of an era that still resonates strongly in our contemporary culture.

Making Waves: Crosscurrents in the Study of Nineteenth-Century Art honours the life work of Petra ten-Doesschate Chu, who continues to lead the field in the study of the art of the nineteenth century. The twenty-eight essays in this book are authored by some of her many friends, students, and colleagues, including seasoned academics and those at the beginning of their careers; museum professionals and private-sector arts administrators; and American, European, and Chinese scholars. Following Petra Chu’s example, and avoiding opaque theoretical language and extended technical analysis, authors present original ideas, based primarily on the study of objects and their documented historical contexts. Though their methodologies are diverse, their purposes are clear and their language straight-forward. The essays thoughtfully and respectfully address the solid reality of the nineteenth century in all of its complex (and sometimes repugnant) sensibilities. They disrupt traditional art historical categories and methodologies, and highlight topics that have been long ignored and overlooked. Making Waves demonstrates, in no uncertain terms, that art historians still have much to say to each other and to their readers, and that nineteenth-century art has only begun to be explored in all its complexity and variety.

Laurinda S. Dixon is Professor Emerita of Art History at Syracuse University, New York. Her scholarship considers the intersection of art and science- particularly alchemy, herbalism, medicine, astrology, and music- from the fifteenth through the nineteenth centuries. She is the author of many articles, book chapters, and ten books.

Gabriel P. Weisberg is Professor Emeritus in Art History at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He has published widely in European and American journals, and is the Managing Editor of the Journal of Japonisme, published by Brill (Leiden). He has curated many important international exhibitions, and is the author of more than fifty books and exhibition catalogues.

Table of Contents


INTRODUCTION:
Laurinda S. Dixon and Gabriel P. Weisberg Art of the Long and Enduring Nineteenth Century: Order from Chaos

Chapter 1: FORWARD INTO THE PAST

Laurinda S. Dixon, Professor Emerita, Syracuse University, New York
Suffering for Art: A Nineteenth-Century Revival of a Seventeenth-Century Motif
Agnieszka Rosales-Rodriguez, Associate Professor, Institute of Art History, University of Warsaw
The Dutch Dimension of Polish Painting in the Nineteenth Century
Gary Schwartz, Independent Scholar
'The Dreyfus Rembrandts: Smoke with No Gun'

Chapter 2: STYLE AND MEANING

Sally Webster, Professor Emerita of American Art, Lehman College and the Graduate Centre of the City University of New York
The Old-Master Tradition in the United States: Essential and Rejected
Isabel L. Taube, Lecturer in Art History, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey and the School of Visual Arts, New York
William Merritt Chase’s Unexpected Homage to Henri Regnault
Gabriel P. Weisberg, Professor Emeritus in Art History, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
A Conservative Becomes Progressive: P. A. J. Dagnan-Bouveret’s Horses at the Watering Trough Reconsidered

Chapter3: ART, ARTIFICE, AND THE NATURAL WORLD

Anne Helmreich, Associate Director, Digital Initiatives, the Getty Research Institute
The Crisis of Modern British Landscape Painting: The Case of Cecil Gordon Lawson
Elizabeth Mansfield, Professor of Art History and Head of the Department of Art History, the Pennsylvania State University, State College
Courbet and the Art of Making Waves
Jenny Reynaerts, Senior Curator of Paintings, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Pioneer: The Dutch-American Painter Alexander Wüst (1837-76)

Chapter4: PACKAGING AND MARKETING THE FEMALE FIGURE

Jennifer Milam, Head of the School of Culture and Communication and Professor of Art History, the University of Melbourne, Australia
Greuze Girls and the Painterly Embodiment of Sexual Pleasure
Leanne Zalewski, Associate Professor of Art History, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain
The 'Hysterical' Goddess: Jean-Léon Gérôme’s BellonaRuth E. Iskin, Professor Emerita, Department of the Arts, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
The Material Culture and Gender of Print Connoisseurship in 1890s Paris
Marjan Sterckx, Associate Professor, Art History Department, Ghent University, Belgium
The Heijermans Case: Censorship of the Female (Artist's) Gaze in Fin-de-Siècle Brussels

Chapter 5: THE POLITICS OF DISPLAY AND ACCESSIBILITY

Rachel Esner, Associate Professor, the Faculty of Humanities, Department of Art History, University of Amsterdam Jean-Léon Gérôme: The Artist in Word and Image
Francesco Freddolini, Associate Professor of Art History, Luther College, University of Regina, Canada
A Failed Commission for the Washington Mall: Aristodemo Costoli and the Columbus Group
Madeleine Fidell-Beaufort, Independent Art Historian
The Interaction of Artists, Dealers, and Collectors at Two Atypical Studio Buildings in Nineteenth-Century Paris
Gail Feigenbaum, Associate Director, Getty Research Institute
A Considerable Advantage: Joint Account and the Transatlantic Art Market ca. 1900

Chapter 6: CROSSING BOUNDARIES

Patricia Mainardi, Professor Emerita in the doctoral program in art history, City University of New York Crisscrossing the Channel, Depicted by Themselves
Roberto C. Ferrari, Curator of Art Properties, Columbia University, New York
Dressed à la Perse: An Orientalist Portrait of James Justinian Morier
Alia Nour, Curator, the Dahesh Museum, New York City
Egyptian-French Cultural Encounters at the Opening of the Suez Canal in 1869|
Laura Coyle, Head of Cataloging and Digitization, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Windows and Touchstones: A Photograph Album from Connecticut, 1890-1910

Chapter 7: PUBLIC TASTE AND POPULAR CULTURE

Kasia Murawska-Muthesius, Lecturer, Birkbeck College, University of London
Chopin and Caricature
Therese Dolan, Professor Emerita of Art History, the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sonic Strategies: Manet's Street Singers
Laurie Dahlberg, Associate Professor of Art History and the History of Photography, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
'Strange Abominations': French Tableau Photography and its Critics

Chapter 8: FORWARD INTO THE PRESENT

Charlotte Nichols, Associate Professor of Art History and Museum Professions, Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey
Inside Out: The Fortuny 'Delphos' and the Renaissance Camicia
Liu Jing, Assistant Professor of Art History, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, China
From Realism to Socialist Realism: The Revolutionary Interpretation of Nineteenth-Century European Realist Art in Red China of the Mid-Twentieth Century
Sharon Flescher, Executive Director of the International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR)
World War II Lingers in Restitution Claims for Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Art
Emily Pugh, Digital Humanities Specialist and Head of the Digital Art History Program, the Getty Research Institute Pop Cultures, Now and Then: Mass Media and Modern Design in the Postwar U.S.

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Interest Classification:
Fine Arts & Performing Arts
Art History (general)
19-21 C art history

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