(These are notes of a course given at Birkbeck College by Carol Jacobi in 2005/2006)
19thC Artistic Identities
Art and Society in the 19th Century – 26/10/2004
Artistic Identities – Slide list.
Summary *The Artists As Genius *The Academic Artists *The Social Outcast *Bohemia *Breakaway Groups *The Aesthete
Slide 2: Eugene Delacroix, ‘Paganini’ c.1832
Louvre Eug'ne DELACROIX ? Charenton-Saint-Maurice, 1798 – Paris, 1863 Coin d’atelier. Le po'le H.: 0,51 m.; L.: 0,44 m. Selon certains historiens, ce coin d’atelier ne serait cependant pas de Delacroix – According to certain historians this studio corner would not be Delacroix’s.
Edouard Manet. The Absinthe Drinker. 1858-1859. Oil on canvas. Ny Carlsberg-Glyptotek, Copenhagen, Denmark. On display Royal Academy Autumn 2004
Slide 7: Illustration, Lord Leighton’s House, Artist’s Homes No.7, 1880.(image not found) Slide 8: Anon. Photograph, John Everett Millais in his studio, 1886.
Millais in his Studio by Rupert Fuller. 1886. Photograph. Source: Millais, facing II, 258. References Millais, John Guile. The Life and Letters of John Everett Millais, President of the Royal Academy. 2 vols. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1899.
Barbara Leigh-Smith Bodichon (1827-1891) From challenging the question of marital law to founding the Englishwoman's Journal, Barbara Leigh-Smith Bodichon dabbled in all aspects of Victorian feminism. Praised for her fiery energy and artistic talent, both as a writer and painter, Barbara acted as the catalyst for many hallmarks of the nineteenth century women's movement. Barbara's first attack of the institution of marriage came in 1854 with a pamphlet she called: A Brief Summary in Plain Language of the Most Important Laws concerning Women.
Slide 11: Frederic Leighton, ‘Self-portrait’, 1852
Slide 13: Dante Gabriele Rossetti, ‘Self-portrait’, 1847.(image not found) Slide 14: Gustave Courbet, ‘Self-portrait as a desperate man’, 1843
Slide 16: Edouard Manet, ‘The Old Musicians’, 1862
Slide 19: Henry Fantin-Latour, ‘Manet’, 1867
seated left is Edouard Manet, seated right is Zacharie Astruc. Standing from left to right are Otto Scholderer, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Emile Zola, Edmond Maitre, Frederic Bazille and Claude Monet.
Is this 1841 (our handout) or 1871 (Olga’s Gallery)?
Edouard Manet. Repose (Berthe Morisot). 1869-1870. Oil on canvas. Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Further reading Laura Morowitz and William Vaughan, Artistic Brotherhoods in the Nineteenth Centu (Ashgate, 2000) Deborah Cherry, Painting Women (Routledge, 1993)