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Title :

Monet's modernity in New York in 1886

Author :
LEJA, Michael ;
Publication year :
2000
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Studies the pamphlet Science and philosophy in art by Celen Sabbrin (the chemist Helen Abbott Michael) that served as a review of the exhibition of French Impressionist painting - especially the works of Monet - that took place at the American Art Association and, later, the National Academy of Design (in association with Paul Durand-Ruel) in 1886. Notes Abbott's symbolist understanding of Monet and her philosophical closeness to the writings of such theorists as Fénéon and Charles Henry. Records the relatively warm welcome her pamphlet received from various French artists and aestheticians (as opposed to its wide neglect in the United States). Ponders this dichotomy and speculates on the impact that this has had on the course of modernism in the United States. Examines the brochure in the context of the writings of Herbert Spencer, his American disciple John Fiske, and Charles Sanders Peirce, William James, and others concerned with evolutionary cosmology. Discusses the varying conceptions of science and art. Associates the brochure's conception of modernity, religion, and progress with the depression (in some instances leading to suicide) felt by such other American women of the era as Marian Hooper Adams - studying her photographs (Boston, Massachusetts Historical Society) - and poet Celia Thaxter. ;
Pagination/Size :
18 ill. (4 col.) ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Adams, Marian Hooper, 1843-1885 ; Boston (MA, USA), Massachusetts Historical Society ; Collections ; Cosmologie ; Critique d'art ; Critiques d'art ; Durand-Ruel, Paul, 1831-1922 ; Ecrits ; Esthétique ; Etats-Unis ; Evolution ; Exposition ; Expressionnisme ; Femmes ; Fiske, John, 1842-1901 ; France ; Féminisme ; Fénéon, Félix, 1861-1944 ; Henry, Charles, 1859-1926 ; Impressionnisme ; James, William, 1842-1910 ; Michael, Helen Abbott, 1857-1904 ; Modernité ; Monet, Claude, 1840-1926 ; New York (NY, USA), American Art Galleries ; New York (NY, USA), National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts ; Peinture ; Peirce, Charles Sanders, 1839-1914 ; Philosophie ; Photographie ; Religion ; Réception ; Science and philosophy in art ; Sciences ; Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903 ; Symbolisme (mouvement) ; Thaxter, Celia, 1835-1894 ; 1800-1900 ;
Descriptors :
Adams, Marian Hooper, 1843-1885 ; Aesthetics ; Art criticism ; Art critics ; Boston (MA, USA), Massachusetts Historical Society ; Collections ; Cosmology ; Durand-Ruel, Paul, 1831-1922 ; Evolution ; Exhibitions ; Expressionism ; Feminism ; Fiske, John, 1842-1901 ; France ; Fénéon, Félix, 1861-1944 ; Henry, Charles, 1859-1926 ; Impressionism ; James, William, 1842-1910 ; Michael, Helen Abbott, 1857-1904 ; Modernity ; Monet, Claude, 1840-1926 ; New York (NY, USA), American Art Galleries ; New York (NY, USA), National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts ; Painting ; Peirce, Charles Sanders, 1839-1914 ; Philosophy ; Photography ; Reception ; Religion ; Science ; Science and philosophy in art ; Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903 ; Symbolist movement ; Thaxter, Celia, 1835-1894 ; United States ; Women ; Writings ; 1800-1900 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
American art, 2000, 14, 1, spring
INIST identifier :
24979869 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 1073-9300 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Oxford University Press, New York, NY
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ;