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The Resource Painting the dark side : art and the Gothic imagination in nineteenth-century America, Sarah Burns

Painting the dark side : art and the Gothic imagination in nineteenth-century America, Sarah Burns

Label
Painting the dark side : art and the Gothic imagination in nineteenth-century America
Title
Painting the dark side
Title remainder
art and the Gothic imagination in nineteenth-century America
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Burns
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Voices from the dark or "gothic" side of American life are well known through the work of writers such as Edgar Allen Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Herman Melville. But who were the Poes of American art? Until now, art historians have for the most part seen the gothic as the province of misfits and oddballs who rejected the bright landscapes of the Hudson River School and the cheerful scenes of everyday life depicted by popular genre painters. In Painting the Dark Side, Sarah Burns counters this view, arguing that the gothic, far from being marginal, was pervasive, giving artists - recognized masters and eccentric outsiders alike - a potent visual language to express the darker facets of history and the psyche. A deep gothic strain in the visual arts becomes evident in these beautifully written, richly illustrated pages, illuminating the entire spectrum of American art." "Weaving a complex tapestry of biography, psychology, and history, Sarah Burns reveals nineteenth-century American painting as a haunted ground of personal demons, racial fears, and pathologies of mind and body. She exposes dark dimensions in the work of both romantic artists such as Albert Pinkham Ryder and Thomas Cole and realists like Thomas Eakins and argues persuasively that works by artists such as John Quidor, David Gilmour Blythe, and William Rimmer, generally considered outsiders, belong to the mainstream of American art. She explores the borderlands where popular visual culture mingled with the elite medium of oil and delves into such topics as slave revolt, drugs, grave-robbing, vivisection, drunkenness, female monstrosity and family secrets. Cutting deep across the grain of standard nationalistic accounts of nineteenth-century art, Painting the Dark Side provides a thrilling, radically alternative vision of American art and visual culture."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burns, Sarah
Dewey number
759.13/09/034
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND210
LC item number
.B87 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Painting, American
  • Race awareness in art
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology) in art
  • Masculinity in art
  • Art and mythology
Label
Painting the dark side : art and the Gothic imagination in nineteenth-century America, Sarah Burns
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Ahmanson Murphy fine arts imprint."
  • "The Ahmanson Murphy fine arts imprint"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-292) 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
Gloom and doom -- The underground man -- The shrouded past -- The deepest dark -- The shadow's curse -- Mental monsters -- Corrosive sight -- Dirty pictures
Control code
54791521
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xxiii, 303 pages
Isbn
9780520238213
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003013276
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Painting the dark side : art and the Gothic imagination in nineteenth-century America, Sarah Burns
Publication
Note
  • "Ahmanson Murphy fine arts imprint."
  • "The Ahmanson Murphy fine arts imprint"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-292) 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
Gloom and doom -- The underground man -- The shrouded past -- The deepest dark -- The shadow's curse -- Mental monsters -- Corrosive sight -- Dirty pictures
Control code
54791521
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xxiii, 303 pages
Isbn
9780520238213
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003013276
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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