read Paris in Despair Art and Everyday Life under Siege 1870 1871
Color and black and white images of works by these artists and others many never before publishedUsing the visual arts as an interpretive lens Clayson illuminates the wide range of issues at play during the siege and thereafter including uestions of political and cultural identity artistic masculinity and femininity public versus private space everyday life and modernity and gender and class roles in military and civilian society For anyone concerned with these issues or with nineteenth century French art in general Paris in Despair will be a landmark wo.
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Nged attitudes and new approaches to representation among a wide variety of artists as they made art out of their individual experiences of adversity and change art that has not previously been considered within the context of the siege Clayson focuses especially on Rosa Bonheur Edgar Degas Jean Alexandre Joseph Falguière Edouard Manet and Henri Regnault but she also covers a host of other artists including Ernest Barrias Gustave Courbet Edouard Detaille Pierre Puvis de Chavannes Albert Robida and James Tissot Paris in Despair includes than two hundred.
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The siege of Paris by Prussians in the fall and winter of 1870 and 1871 turned the city upside down radically altering its appearance social structure and mood As Hollis Clayson demonstrates in Paris in Despair the siege took an especially heavy toll on the city's artists forcing them out of the spaces and routines of their insular prewar lives and thrusting them onto the ramparts as many became soldiersBut the crisis did not halt artistic production as some have suggested In fact Clayson argues that the siege actually encouraged innovation fostering cha.
- Paris in Despair Art and Everyday Life under Siege 1870 1871
- Hollis Clayson
- 03 July 2017 Hollis Clayson