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Canvases and Careers Institutional Change in the French Painting World cover
  • ISBN: 9780226894874
  • ISBN10: 0226894878

Canvases and Careers Institutional Change in the French Painting World

by Harrison C. White

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 03/01/1993
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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 Franois 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
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