This book establishes a fresh and expansive view of the grotesque in Western art and culture, from 1500 to the present day. By taking a long historical perspective, the book reveals the grotesque to be a complex and continuous tradition comprised of several distinct strands: the ornamental, carnivalesque, traumatic, and profound.
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The Victorian Artist examines the origins, development and explosion of biographical literature on artists in Britain between 1870 and 1910. Analyzing a variety of narrative modes, including gossip, anecdotes, and serialization, as well as the differences among genres -- autobiographies, family biographies, biographical histories, and dictionaries -- Julie Codell discerns and articulates the the multiple, often conflicting identities that were ascribed to artists collectively and as individuals. Her book serves as a timely sociological and cultural overview of the art world in Britain in the decades before World War I.
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Slave Portraiture in the Atlantic World is the first book to focus on the individualized portrayal of enslaved people from the time of Europe's full engagement with plantation slavery in the late sixteenth century to its final official abolition in Brazil in 1888. The essays in this volume address the rare and rather paradoxical existence of slave portraits by probing the historical conditions that made their creation possible and their implications for a more complex understanding of power relations under slavery.
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For over a century, scholars have recognized an "orientalizing period" in the history of early Greek art, in which Greek artisans fashioned works of art under the stimulus of Near Eastern imports or resident foreign artisans. In this study, Ann Gunter interrogates the categories of "Greek" and "Oriental" as problematic and shifts emphasis to modes of contact and cultural transfers within a broader regional setting.
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Marina Belozerskaya reestablishes the importance of the Burgundian court as a center of art production and patronage in early modern Europe. This interdisciplinary study of the Burgundian arts provides a new paradigm for further inquiry into the pluralism and cosmopolitanism of the Renaissance.
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