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War News from Mexico

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Description: The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume IV: From the American Revolution to...
Etudes and portraits were conceived as works of art, the former especially as works of artists whose individual perceptions...
PublisherHarvard University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.51-150
Description: Picturing a Nation: Art and Social Change in Nineteenth-Century America
~~Among art historians, a new connoisseurship has replaced the old. Connoisseur: an expert; one who knows, who speaks with authority; who understands the techniques and principles of an art and is competent to act as a critical judge. The old connoisseurship was the practice of passing judgment on art or artist according to...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.159-203
Description: American Genre Painting: The Politics of Everyday Life
Playing to the visual appetites of his fellow Americans at a time of high political excitement in 1849, Richard Caton Woodville, painting in Germany, sent his small, intense picture War News from Mexico, 1848 (pl. 1), to New York to be exhibited. In the image, a group of eight white males gather around a figure who reads aloud from a newspaper. Young, middle-aged, and old in years, acute and thoughtful in expression, and fashionable, restrained, and even outlandish in dress, they congregate on a …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.1-23

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