By centering the African American figures in The Old Mount Vernon and Negro Life at the South, Johnson's canvases reverse the pictorial logic of earlier representations of African Americans in US genre painting, epitomized by a work ...
Author: Lacey Baradel
This book examines the portrayal of themes of boundary crossing, itinerancy, relocation, and displacement in US genre paintings during the second half of the long nineteenth century (c. 1860–1910). Through four diachronic case studies, the book reveals how the high-stakes politics of mobility and identity during this period informed the production and reception of works of art by Eastman Johnson (1824–1906), Enoch Wood Perry, Jr. (1831–1915), Thomas Hovenden (1840–95), and John Sloan (1871–1951). It also complicates art history’s canonical understandings of genre painting as a category that seeks to reinforce social hierarchies and emphasize more rooted connections to place by, instead, privileging portrayals of social flux and geographic instability. The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, literature, American studies, and cultural geography.
including comic scenes , low subjects , cabinet pictures , domestic scenes , familiar life , and scenes of everyday life . ... Perhaps because of their dependence on the humbler , less noble social relationships , genre paintings by ...
Author: Elizabeth Johns
Publisher: Yale University Press
American genre painting flourished in the thirty years before the Civil War, a period of rapid social change that followed the election of President Andrew Jackson. It has long been assumed that these paintings--of farmers, western boatmen and trappers, blacks both slave and free, middle-class women, urban urchins, and other everyday folk--served as records of an innocent age, reflecting a Jacksonian optimism and faith in the common man. In this enlightening book Elizabeth Johns presents a different interpretation--arguing that genre paintings had a social function that related in a more significant and less idealistic way to the political and cultural life of the time. Analyzing works by William Sidney Mount, George Caleb Bingham, David Gilmore Blythe, Lilly Martin Spencer, and others, Johns reveals the humor and cynicism in the paintings and places them in the context of stories about the American character that appeared in sources ranging from almanacs and newspapers to joke books and political caricature. She compares the productions of American painters with those of earlier Dutch, English, and French genre artists, showing the distinctive interests of American viewers. Arguing that art is socially constructed to meet the interests of its patrons and viewers, she demonstrates that the audience for American genre paintings consisted of New Yorkers with a highly developed ambition for political and social leadership, who enjoyed setting up citizens of the new democracy as targets of satire or condescension to satisfy their need for superiority. It was this network of social hierarchies and prejudices--and not a blissful celebration of American democracy--that informed the look and the richly ambiguous content of genre painting.
Through rituals and the development of new genres in paintings and in print, he actively participated in promoting himself as a responsible monarch and a devoted son. In the capital, Yongzheng performed a ceremony in which he personally ...
Author: Roslyn Lee Hammers
This book examines the agrarian labor genre paintings based on the Pictures of Tilling and Weaving that were commissioned by successive Chinese emperors. Furthermore, this book analyzes the genre’s imagery as well as the poems in their historical context and explains how the paintings contributed to distinctively cosmopolitan Qing imagery that also drew upon European visual styles. Roslyn Lee Hammers contends that technologically-informed imagery was not merely didactic imagery to teach viewers how to grow rice or produce silk. The Qing emperors invested in paintings of labor to substantiate the permanence of the dynasty and to promote the well-being of the people under Manchu governance. The book includes English translations of the poems of the Pictures of Tilling and Weaving as well as other documents that have not been brought together in translation. The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, Chinese history, Chinese studies, history of science and technology, book history, labor history, and Qing history.
transfigures the commonplace/ Much of the confusion however is excusable, owing to the stunning verisimilitude of genre paintings. Seventeenth-century viewers responded as well to their remarkably lifelike appearance, even if they were ...
Author: Wayne E. Franits
Publisher: Yale University Press
The appealing genre paintings of great seventeenth-century Dutch artists - Vermeer, Steen, de Hooch, Dou and others - have long enjoyed tremendous popularity. This comprehensive book explores the evolution of genre painting throughout the Dutch Golden Age, beginning in the early 1600s and continuing through the opening years of the next century. Wayne Franits, a well-known scholar of Dutch genre painting, offers a wealth of information about these works as well as about seventeenth-century Dutch culture, its predilections and its prejudices. The author approaches genre paintings from a variety of perspectives, examining their reception among contemporary audiences and setting the works in their political, cultural and economic contexts. The works emerge as distinctly conventional images, Franits shows, as genre artists continually replicated specific styles, motifs and a surprisingly restricted number of themes over the course of several generations. Luxuriously illustrated and with a full representation of the major artists and the cities where genre painting flourished, this book will delight students, scholars and general readers alike.
To this end, I present an ethnography of connections between the jazz scene and other music scenes in contemporary Chicago, focusing on a community of younger musicians who are based in jazz but engage in particular forms of genre ...
Author: Fabian Holt
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Through a collection of case studies, the author examines why music categories and music genres are debated, and why the terms used to describe these categories and genres are always changing.
Genre's varied origins are apparent even over the following small sample: Ilja Veldman, Images for the Eye and Soul: Function and Meaning in Netherlandish Prints (1450–1560) (Leiden: Primavera Press, 2006); Silver, Peasant Scenes and ...
Author: ArthurJ. DiFuria
Exploring the rich variety of pictorial rhetoric in early modern northern European genre images, this volume deepens our understanding of genre's place in early modern visual culture. From 1500 to 1700, artists in northern Europe pioneered the category of pictures now known as genre, portrayals of people in ostensibly quotidian situations. Critical approaches to genre images have moved past the antiquated notion that they portray uncomplicated 'slices of life,' describing them instead as heavily encoded pictorial essays, laden with symbols that only the most erudite contemporary viewers and modern iconographers could fully comprehend. These essays challenge that limiting binary, revealing a more expansive array of accessible meanings in genre's deft grafting of everyday scenarios with a rich complex of experiential, cultural, political, and religious references. Authors deploy a variety of approaches to detail genre's multivalent relations to older, more established pictorial and literary categories, the interplay between the meaning of the everyday and its translation into images, and the multifaceted concerns genre addressed for its rapidly expanding, unprecedentedly diverse audience.
This book is about the kinds or genres of speech, writing, images, and organised sound: forms of talk and writing, of drawing and painting and sculpting, of architecture, of music, and mixed forms like film, television, opera, ...
Author: John Frow
Category: Literary Criticism
Genre is a key means by which we categorize the many forms of literature and culture. But it is also much more than that: in talk and writing, in music and images, in film and television, genres actively generate and shape our knowledge of the world. Understanding genre as a dynamic process rather than a set of stable rules, this book explores: the relation of simple to complex genres the history of literary genre in theory the generic organisation of implied meanings the structuring of interpretation by genre the uses of genre in teaching. John Frow’s lucid exploration of this fascinating concept will be essential reading for students of literary and cultural studies.
A person's positioning and status within the online discourse determines their general influence on genre development. Writing about post-rock, James A. Hodgkinson (2004: 222 ff.) proposes that whole scenes can be constructed and take ...
Author: Julia Ehmann
Radiohead and the Journey Beyond Genre traces the uses and transgressions of genre in the music of Radiohead and studies the band’s varied reception in online and offline media. Radiohead’s work combines traditional rock sounds with a unique and experimental approach towards genre that sets the band apart from the contemporary mainstream. A play with diverse styles and audience expectations has shaped Radiohead’s musical output and opened up debates about genre amongst critics, fans, and academics alike. Interpretations speak of a music that is referential of the past but also alludes to the future. Applying both music- and discourse-analytical methods, the book discusses how genre manifests in Radiohead’s work and how it is interpreted amongst different audience groups. It explores how genre and generic flexibility affect the listeners’ search for musical meaning and ways of discussion. This results in the development of a theoretical framework for the study of genre in individual popular music oeuvres that explores the equal validity of widely differing forms of reception as a multidimensional network of meaning. While Radiohead’s music is the product of an eclectic mixture of musical influences and styles, the book also shows how the band’s experimental stance has increasingly fostered debates about Radiohead’s generic novelty and independence. It asks what remains of genre in light of its past or imminent transgression. Offering new perspectives on popular music genre, transgression, and the music and reception of Radiohead, the book will appeal to academics, students, and those interested in Radiohead and matters of genre. It contributes to scholarship in musicology, popular music, media, and cultural studies.
Each chapter in David Bate's Photography (2009) is devoted to a different genre, including 'documentary and storytelling', which seems both to coopt and to update the categories of history and genre painting (or scenes of everyday life) ...
Author: Garin Dowd
Category: Social Science
This book provides a fresh interdisciplinary perspective on genre and identifies developments in genre studies in the early 21st century. Genre approaches are applied to examine a fascinating range of texts including ancient Greek poems, Holocaust visual and literary texts, contemporary Hollywood films, selfies, melodrama, and classroom practices.
Mariette complained that Chardin , in the paintings which we now refer to as ' genre ' paintings , had appealed to the taste of the ' gros public ' . No word in either 17th century or contemporary Dutch corresponds to the present - day ...
GENRE PAINTING, EIGHTEENTH CENTURY ing the integrity that was missing from it for most of the early eighteenth century. Despite the inspiration they received from the preceding century (from Vermeer, Gabriel Metsu, and Gerard Ter Borch) ...
Author: Sheila D. Muller
An illustrated feast for the eye and intellect Dutch Art explores developments in art, art history, art criticism, and cultural history of the Netherlands from the artists' workshops for the Utrecht Dom in 1475 to the latest movements of the 1990s. it is lavishly illustrated with 147 black-and-white photographs and 16 pages in full color. More than 100 internationally recognized scholars, museum professionals, artists, and art critics contributed signed essays to this monumental work, including historians, sociologists, and literary historians.
We shall begin with a brief survey of the recognition type-scene. 2. Reciprocal Recognition Scenes in Ancient Literature The Gospel of John is, like other ancient literary works such as Homer's Odyssey and Heliodorus' Aethiopica, ...
Author: Kasper Bro Larsen
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
In recent decades New Testament scholarship has developed an increasing interest in how the Gospel of John interacts with literary conventions of genre and form in the ancient Jewish and Greco-Roman context. The present volume brings together leading scholars in the field in order to discuss the status quaestionis and to identify new exegetical frontiers. In the Fourth Gospel, genres and forms serve as vehicles of ideological and theological meaning. The contributions to this volume aim at demonstrating how awareness of ancient and modern genre theories and practices advances our understanding of the Fourth Gospel, both in terms of the text as a whole (gospel, ancient biography, drama, romance, etc.) and in terms of the various literary tiles that contribute to the Gospel’s genre mosaic.
Using film genre scenes or sequencesto frame sections of narrative can help orient the audience asto tone and purpose (as in using war genre scenes/sequences to give perspective to the love story in Casablanca).
Author: Jule Selbo
Category: Performing Arts
Film Genre for the Screenwriter is a practical study of how classic film genre components can be used in the construction of a screenplay. Based on Jule Selbo’s popular course, this accessible guide includes an examination of the historical origins of specific film genres, how and why these genres are received and appreciated by film-going audiences, and how the student and professional screenwriter alike can use the knowledge of film genre components in the ideation and execution of a screenplay. Explaining the defining elements, characteristics and tropes of genres from romantic comedy to slasher horror, and using examples from classic films like Casablanca alongside recent blockbuster franchises like Harry Potter, Selbo offers a compelling and readable analysis of film genre in its written form. The book also offers case studies, talking points and exercises to make its content approachable and applicable to readers and writers across the creative field.
Christian Michel (2007, 277) has pointed out that the term “genre painting” as we now use it was a ... from still life to domestic family scenes, or in fact anything that fell outside the history genre, that prioritized naturalism over ...
Author: Linda Walsh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A Guide to Eighteenth-Century Art offers an introductory overview of the art, artists, and artistic movements of this exuberant period in European art, and the social, economic, philosophical, and political debates that helped shape them. Covers both artistic developments and critical approaches to the period by leading contemporary scholars Uses an innovative framework to emphasize the roles of tradition, modernity, and hierarchy in the production of artistic works of the period Reveals the practical issues connected with the production, sale, public and private display of art of the period Assesses eighteenth-century art’s contribution to what we now refer to as ‘modernity’ Includes numerous illustrations, and is accompanied by online resources examining art produced outside Europe and its relationship with the West, along with other useful resources
This spirit inclining togory of art , because it is the nature of wards the poetry of real life employed comedy to overstep the strict line of beau- genre - painting for ecclesiastical purposes , ty and to become caricature .
In the nineteenth century the guardroom scenes became again popular. "Soldiers at leisure" is the first study that defines this type and traces it history and development.
Author: Jochai Rosen
Summary: The guardroom, also know as 'cortegaerdje' was a very successful type within genre painting in the Dutch Golden Age. The scenes of soldiers who in their free time play cards, sleep or have an erotic affair. During the time of war in the Low Countries these guardroom scenes spread into the fast growing Amsterdam of the 1620s and out into other Dutch and Flemish cities, and also later over its boarders. In the nineteenth century the guardroom scenes became again popular. "Soldiers at leisure" is the first study that defines this type and traces it history and development.
He and his generation worked through many of the problems involved in elevating genre scenes from the domain of so - called popular prints to that of costly oil paintings , thereby definitively altering their affective relationship to ...
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