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Canvases and Careers: Institutional Change in the French Painting World

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In the nineteenth century, the Académie des Beaux Arts, and institution of central importance to the artistic life of France for over two hundred years, yielded much of its power to the present system of art distribution, which is dependent upon critics, dealers, and small exhibitions. In Canvases and Careers, Harrison and Cynthia White examine in scrupulous and fascinating detail how and why this shift occurred. Assimilating a wide range of historical and sociological data, the authors argue convincingly that the Academy, by neglecting to address the social and economic conditions of its time, undermined its own ability to maintain authority and control.

Originally published in 1965, this ground-breaking work is a classic piece of empirical research in the sociology of art. In this edition, Harrison C. White's new Foreword compares the marketing approaches of two contemporary painters, while Cynthia A. White's new Afterword reviews recent scholarship in the field.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the 1993 Edition by Harrison C. White

Preface

Introduction

1. Roots of the Nineteenth-Century Art Machine

Artist as Learned Man: Triumph of the Royal Academy

Paris: The Magnet

Genesis of the Dealers

Critics' Emergence

Persistence of Guild Patterns

Notes

2. The Machine in Flower

Government Patronage and the New Elite

Training: Official Route to Success

The Education of Hippolyte Flandrin

Realities of Training

The Salon: Proving Ground

The Prestige of French Painting

A Small Army

The Home Guard

Dividing the Spoils

Notes

3. A New System Emerges

Change in Social Context

Changing Techniques and the Artist's Role

A Glut in Search of a Market

Canvases vs. Careers

Subject Matter, Styles, and Markets

The Dealer-Critic System

Individual Careers and the New System

Decay of the Academic System

Might-Have-Beens

François Bonvin: Between Two Systems

Notes

4. The Impressionists: Their Roles in the New System

"For Fear of Remaining a Nonentity"

Official Training—and Alternatives

First Meetings and Working Relationships

A Piece of a Meaning

To Instruct the Public: Critic as Theorist

The Critic as Publicist and Ideologue

The Dealer as Speculator

The Dealer as Patron

"It's a Wonderful Business Being a Bourgeois—without a Cent!"

Manet's Sales

Pissarro's Finances

Monet's Money

An Expendable Weapon: The Group Show

Impressionists and the Dealer-Critic System

Notes

Conclusions

Afterword to the 1993 Edition by Cynthia A. White

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226894874
With:
White, Cynthia A.
Author:
White, Cynthia A.
Author:
White, Harrison C.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Painting
Subject:
History
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Art and society
Subject:
Arts, fine
Subject:
Painters
Subject:
Art patronage
Subject:
Painters -- France -- Social conditions.
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Art and society -- France -- History.
Subject:
Art - General
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
9452
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
13 halftones
Pages:
198
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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