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Shake Hands?

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Description: Picturing a Nation: Art and Social Change in Nineteenth-Century America
~~Among art historians, a new connoisseurship has replaced the old. Connoisseur: an expert; one who knows, who speaks with authority; who understands the techniques and principles of an art and is competent to act as a critical judge. The old connoisseurship was the practice of passing judgment on art or artist according to...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.159-203
Description: American Genre Painting: The Politics of Everyday Life
In turning an examination of American genre painting to representations of women, we find patterns that are both predictable and surprising. The genre painters discussed thus far were male, participating as citizens with the relative freedom of discussion and self-definition that white males enjoyed. These painters devoted their imagery to issues and nuances that embodied the sphere of public life as they and New York patrons, viewers, and critics perceived it. Although discussion about women’s …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.137-175

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