Modern Art, 1851-1929

Modern Art, 1851-1929 : Capitalism and Representation

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The period 1851 to 1929 witnessed the rise of the major European avant-garde groups: the Realists, Impressionists, Post-Impressionists, Symbolists, Cubists, and Surrealists. It was also a time of rapid social, economic, and political change, encompassing a revolution in communication systems and technology, and an unprecedented growth in the availability of printed images. Richard Brettell's account of the era in art explores the aims and achievements - the beautiful and the bizarre - of artists such as Monet, Gauguin, Picasso and Dali, in relation to urban capitalism and expansion, colonialism, nationalism and internationalism, and the museum. Tracing common themes of representation, imagination, perception, and sexuality across works in a wide range of different media he presents a fresh approach to the fine art and photography of this remarkable era.show more

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  • Hardback | 268 pages
  • 170.18 x 238.76 x 27.94mm | 816.46g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour and b&w illustrations
  • 0192842730
  • 9780192842732

About Richard R. Brettell

Richard Brettell, formerly Director of the Dallas Museum, is currently an independent consultant to museums around the world.show more

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