The Resource Fauve painting : the making of cultural politics, James D. Herbert

Fauve painting : the making of cultural politics, James D. Herbert

Label
Fauve painting : the making of cultural politics
Title
Fauve painting
Title remainder
the making of cultural politics
Statement of responsibility
James D. Herbert
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this provocative new account of Fauvism, James D. Herbert explores how the paintings of Henri Matisse, Andre Derain and Maurice Vlaminck engaged may of the pressing issues of their day, and simultaneously camouflaged that engagement. Fauve pictures depicted the landscape in a manner that facilitated the cultural expansion of sophisticated Parisians into the suburbs as residents and into the south of France and overseas as tourists. Matisse's nudes attributed gendered roles to viewer and viewed, and later, at the close of the Fauve period, participated in the formulation of the colonial account of Africa. By combining the grande tradition of classical painting and the more recent legacy of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, Fauve paintings fused tradition and innovation to produce an image of a national culture ostensibly unified, eternal and naturally French. In short, Herbert contends that these pictures made politics from culture. Herbert's major contribution to our understanding of Fauve painting, however, lies in his examination of how the myth of the Fauves' artistic simplicity - cultivated by critics at the time as well as by art historians since - informed these political engagements. The manner of painting that came to be known as Fauve style constituted a new form of naturalism based on tactile rather than visual correspondences between pictures and depicted objects. As naturalist pictures, Fauve canvases affected to find (not make) the scenes they portrayed, and to treat their themes as simple artistic discoveries. Fauve painting thereby presented its formulation about land, about gender, about the colonies and about the national heritage as self-evident truths above the contingencies of politics and beyond the vagaries of history. The dissimulation of politics as art in this manner, Herbert's book proposes, may be a primary political function of the aesthetic of modern painting - a function often replicated rather than explicated by the discipline of art history. Herbert's rigorous examination of a handful of Fauve paintings leads him to a broad-ranging investigation of a great number of related contemporary artifacts including polemical political tracts and contentious art-critical writings, tourist postcards and photographs of nudes, travel guidebooks' and ethnographic treatises. The book will interest not only art historians and cultural historians of the period, but also scholars involved in the investigation of the politics of representation
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Herbert, James D.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND548.5.F3
LC item number
H4 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fauvism
  • Painting, French
  • Fauvisme
  • Peinture française
  • Peinture française
  • Fauvism
  • Painting, French
  • Schilderkunst
  • Fauvisme
  • France
Label
Fauve painting : the making of cultural politics, James D. Herbert
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-221) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. The North Revisited, Impressionism Revised -- Ch. 2. Mirroring the Nude -- Ch. 3. Painters and Tourists in the Classical Landscape -- Ch. 4. The Golden Age and the French National Heritage -- Ch. 5. Woman, Cezanne and Africa -- Conclusion: Figures of Innovation and Tradition
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
224 p.
Isbn
9780300050684
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
92001286
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25282111
  • (OCoLC)ocm25282111
Label
Fauve painting : the making of cultural politics, James D. Herbert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-221) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. The North Revisited, Impressionism Revised -- Ch. 2. Mirroring the Nude -- Ch. 3. Painters and Tourists in the Classical Landscape -- Ch. 4. The Golden Age and the French National Heritage -- Ch. 5. Woman, Cezanne and Africa -- Conclusion: Figures of Innovation and Tradition
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
224 p.
Isbn
9780300050684
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
92001286
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25282111
  • (OCoLC)ocm25282111

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