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Description: Only a Promise of Happiness: The Place of Beauty in a World of Art
All beautiful things, the Greek philosopher Plotinus wrote in the third century A.D., produce “awe and a shock of delight, passionate longing, love and a shudder of rapture...
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.1-35
Description: Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today
~If Frédéric Bazille’s Peonies paintings confirmed Manet’s foundational imagery of Laure as part of a free black presence in 1860s Paris, it was in the late work of Henri Matisse (1869–1954) that the legacy of Manet’s Laure...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.85-145
Description: Art of the Actual: Naturalism and Style in Early Third Republic France,...
~Striving away from naturalism to achieve style, abandoning the republican consensus to appeal to an elite, denying the inclusive for the exclusive, was a strategy rather more insecure than is perhaps typically understood. There was an increasing lack of momentum in avant-garde...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.275-304
Description: The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume IV: From the American Revolution to...
Despite the increasing internationalism of Western art in the last quarter of the nineteenth century—encouraged by the great international exhibitions—the differences...
PublisherHarvard University Press
Description: Expressionism: Art and Idea
​In earlier chapters Expressionism was described as post-Nietzschean and post-Victorian; it now must be defined as Post-Impressionist as well. Expressionism comes not only after and out of Impressionism, but is also to some extent its countermovement...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.69-121

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