C. S. Matheson
 
Matheson, C. S.
Matheson, C. S.
United States of America
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Description: Art on the Line: The Royal Academy Exhibitions at Somerset House 1780–1836
THE ADVENT OF ANNUAL ART EXHIBITIONS IN England during the second half of the eighteenth century helped stimulate certain fundamental shifts in the nature of contemporary artistic production; but their impact on the development of the viewing public proved at least equally profound. Exhibitions provided their spectators with ideological and aesthetic instruction, in part by generating a...