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Albert Pinkham Ryder

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Description: Inventing the Modern Artist: Art and Culture in Gilded Age America
The construction of bohemia in late nineteenth-century America involved fabricating a stage or an arena for its display. This arena was the media, which industriously circulated colorful pictures of bohemian artist life as the performance of youthful dreams, picturesque poverty, good fellowship, high spirits, and high ideals. The underlying assumption was almost always that such an existence was and must be ephemeral; it was a stage of life—a kind of adolescence—that gave way in time to maturity …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.247-273

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