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Nineteenth Century European Art, 3rd edition

  • Petra Chu

Published by Pearson (December 27th 2010) - Copyright © 2012

3rd edition

Nineteenth Century European Art

ISBN-13: 9780205707997

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This survey explores the history of nineteenth-century European art and visual culture. Focusing primarily on painting and sculpture, it places these two art forms within the larger context of visual culture—including photography, graphic design, architecture, and decorative arts. In turn, all are treated within a broad historical framework to show the connections between visual cultural production and the political, social, and economic order of the time. KEY TOPICS: Topics covered include The Classical Paradigm, Art and Revolutionary Propaganda In France, The Arts under Napoleon and Francisco Goya and Spanish Art at the Turn of the Eighteenth Century. For art enthusiasts, or anyone who wants to learn more about Art History.

Table of contents

Preface 13

Introduction 15


Chapter 1 Rococo, Enlightenment, and the Call for a New Art in the Mid Eighteenth Century 20

The Emergence of the Rococo during the Reign of Louis XV 21

Decorative Paintings, Sculptures, and Porcelains 23

The Enlightenment and the Encyclopédie 26

The Rococo outside France 28

Eighteenth-Century Art in Northern Europe 31

The Eighteenth-Century Artist: Between Patronage and the Art Market 33

The Education of the Artist and the Academy 36

Academy Exhibitions 37

Salon Critics and the Call for a New Art in France 38

Count d’Angiviller and the Promotion of Virtuous Art 39

Reynolds and the Call for a New Art in Britain 43


Reproducing Works of Art 33


Chapter 2 The Classical Paradigm44

Winckelmann and Reflections on the Imitation of Greek Works in Painting and Sculpture 45

Classical Art and Idealism 46

Contour 47

Archaeology and the Discovery of Pompeii and Herculaneum 48

Winckelmann’s History of Ancient Art 49

Greece and Rome 50

The Beginnings of Neoclassicism 52

David 58

Sculpture 62

Canova 63

Thorvaldsen 66

Flaxman 67

The Industrial Revolution and the Popularization of Neoclassicism 69

The Neoclassical Home 71


The Elgin Marbles 50

The Grand Tour 53


Chapter 3 British Art during the Late Georgian Period74

The Sublime 75

The Lure of the Middle Ages 76

Horace Walpole, William Beckford, and the Taste for the “Gothick” in Architecture 77

The Sublime and the Gothick in Painting: Benjamin West 80

Boydell’s Shakespeare Gallery 82

Henry Fuseli 83

William Blake 85

Visual Satire 92

Grand Manner and Bourgeois Portraits 94


Georgian Britain 76


Chapter 4 Art and Revolutionary Propaganda in France98

Marie Antionette, Before and After 100

David’s Brutus 102

Commemorating the Heroes and Martyrs of the Revolution 104

Creating a Revolutionary Iconography 107

Pierre-Paul Prud’hon 108

Quatremère de Quincy, the Panthéon, and the Absent Republican Monument 109

Demolition as Propaganda 112


Major Events of the French Revolution 1789—1795 100


Chapter 5 The Arts under Napoleon

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