David Peters Corbett
David Peters Corbett is professor of American art and director of the Centre for American Art at the Courtauld Institute, University of London.
Corbett, David Peters
Corbett, David Peters
United States of America
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Description: Colonization, Wilderness, and Spaces Between: Nineteenth-Century Landscape Painting...
~The first and enduring impression of Brace’s Rock, Eastern Point (1864; fig. 1) by the New England marine painter Fitz Henry Lane is one of stillness and emptiness. In part, this impression is the result of the emphatic horizontality of the composition. A series of parallel divisions rises above the strikingly heavy...
PublisherTerra Foundation for American Art
Related print edition pages: pp.34-48
Description: Globalizing Impressionism: Reception, Translation, and Transnationalism
The topics and themes raised by this anthology are closely connected to the institutional history of the Courtauld Institute of Art, where the conference “Writing Impressionism into and out of Art History” convened in November 2017. Initial plans for the conference were hatched in July 2016, when Alexis Clark, in partnership with David Peters Corbett at the Centre for American Art at...
PublisherYale University Press
Description: Experience
Painted on Monhegan Island off the coast of Maine during the summer of 1913, George Bellows’s small oil on panel Churn and Break (fig. 1) depicts a shore and its surrounding sea. The observer’s gaze encounters a mound of dark, almost black, rocks, which glisten with trails of moisture and light. To the left, the sea, sweeping in a great wave up...
PublisherTerra Foundation for American Art
Related print edition pages: pp.136-154