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Title :

Art, culture, and national identity in fin-de-siècle Europe; Cambridge; Cambridge University Press

Art and national identity in Wilhelmine Germany

Author :
LENMAN, Robin ;
Publication year :
2003
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Explores conditions in Germany during the period 1888-1914 which contributed to a conservative notion of Germanness, and looks at the vital role of culture in this formation. The rediscovery of the German Renaissance and Reformation eras was part of artists' preoccupation with history-as-identity, and German historical painting was the primary concern of artists and bureaucrats following unification. Both the Dürer League and the Berlin Secession members shared a profound concern with the position of German art on the international stage, but there was no common concensus as to how this could be achieved. By the 1870s, francophobia fuelled a neo-romantic reaction against the optical naturalism of French painting, which emerged in the work of artists such as Arnold Böcklin, Klinger, and Hans Thoma. However, by the 1900s the German art world was increasingly influenced by French impressionism and post-impressionism. National museums had also begun to modernize and internationalize despite strong nationalistic criticism. In artistic practice, the 'regional as national' appeared as one salvation of German art, promoted by artists' colonies at the turn of the century, but this soon became absorbed into the increasingly internationalized art world. ;
Pagination/Size :
3 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Allemagne ; Böcklin, Arnold, 1827-1901 ; Collections ; Colonie d'artistes ; Commerce d'art ; Critique d'art ; Exposition ; France ; Iconographie ; Identité nationale ; Klinger, Max, 1857-1920 ; Musée ; Muséologie ; Nationalisme ; Peinture ; Régionalisme ; Sezession ; Thoma, Hans, 1839-1924 ; 1800-2000 ; 1888-1914 ;
Descriptors :
Art criticism ; Art market ; Artist colonies ; Böcklin, Arnold, 1827-1901 ; Collections ; Exhibitions ; France ; Germany ; Iconography ; Klinger, Max, 1857-1920 ; Museology ; Museums ; National identity ; Nationalism ; Painting ; Regionalism ; Sezession ; Thoma, Hans, 1839-1924 ; 1800-2000 ; 1888-1914 ;
Document type :
Article ;
INIST identifier :
24875603 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 0521815657 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;