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Title :

Looking like a woman : gender and modernity in the nineteenth-century National Portrait Gallery

Author :
PERRY, Lara ;
Conference :
English art 1860-1914 : modern artists and identity; Manchester; Manchester University Press ;
Publication year :
2000
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Explores the way in which the National Portrait Gallery, London, established in 1856 as a repository and standard-bearer for one important aspect of English visual culture, formalised new kinds of evaluation and appreciation of artworks within its institutional structures. Charting a shift in its protocols of art evaluation and appreciation, links the change to the gendered concepts of the professional which surfaced in the Gallery's administration and view of its purpose during the 1870s. Aestheticism appears in the Gallery's history in a new understanding of the artworks in its care which surveyed portraits as objects to be evaluated for their aesthetic accomplishment rather than as documents through which an established history could be recovered. Although the Portrait Gallery remained fundamentally historical and conservative in its objectives, changes in personnel and its physical development worked to integrate modern aesthetic values into its institutional concerns. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Esthétique ; Grande-Bretagne ; Iconographie ; London (GBR), National Portrait Gallery ; Modernisme ; Modernité ; Musée ; Muséologie ; Peinture ; Portrait ; Regard ; Sensibilisation à l'art ; Sexe (catégorie) ; Spectateurs ; 1800-1900 ;
Descriptors :
Aesthetics ; Art appreciation ; Gaze ; Gender (sex) ; Great Britain ; Iconography ; London (GBR), National Portrait Gallery ; Modernism ; Modernity ; Museology ; Museums ; Painting ; Portraits ; Spectators ; 1800-1900 ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24945589 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 0719055199 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;