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Rebels and Martyrs

The Image of the Artist in the Nineteenth Century

Rebels and Martyrs( )
Author: Sturgis, Alexander
Christiansen, Rupert
Oliver, Lois
Wilson, Michael
ISBN:978-1-85709-346-9
Publication Date:Sep 2006
Publisher:Yale University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $45.00
Book Description:

The mythical artist, heroic and rebellious, isolated and suffering, is the creation of late-18th-century Romanticism. Throughout the 19th century this powerful myth influenced the way people thought and wrote about artists and, more importantly, the way artists thought about--and depicted--themselves. Covering the period from the French Revolution to World War I, from Romanticism to the avant-garde, this catalogue considers how artists responded to this myth. The focus is on...
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Book Details
Pages:192
Detailed Subjects: Art / History / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):8.5 x 10.5 x 0.64 Inches
Book Weight:2.05 Pounds



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