American Painting of the Nineteenth Century: Realism, by Barbara Novak

By Barbara Novak

during this distinctive paintings, which Hilton Kramer in The long island instances e-book Review known as "surely the easiest booklet ever written at the subject," Barbara Novak illuminates what's primarily American approximately American paintings. She highlights not just these points that seem indigenously in our artwork works, but in addition these good points that constantly reappear through the years. Novak examines the work of Washington Allston, Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, Fitz H. Lane, William Sidney Mount, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, and Albert Pinkham Ryder. She attracts provocative and unique conclusions concerning the position in American artwork of spiritualism and arithmetic, conceptualism and the article, and Transcendentalism and the actual fact. She analyzes not just the work yet nineteenth-century aesthetics in addition, attaining a special synthesis of artwork and literature.
Now to be had with a brand new preface and an up-to-date bibliography, this lavishly illustrated volume--featuring a couple of hundred black-and-white illustrations and 16 full-color plates--remains one of many seminal works in American paintings history.

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