Twenty-First-Century Perspectives on Nineteenth-Century Art
University of Delaware Press, 2008
Petra T. Chu, Ph.D.
College of Communication and the Arts
Laurinda S. Dixon
The areas of expertise represented by the thirty essays herein span the full range of nineteenth-century studies, and include discussions of such artistic styles as realism, impressionism, romanticism and art nouveau, as well as early twentieth-century movements that owe their formative influence to the nineteenth century. Topics span the historical gamut from revivalism to the roots of modernism, considering along the way such themes as the depiction of women, Orientalism, art criticism, evolutionary theory, political propaganda, history painting, landscape and national identity.