Through a series of cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary interventions, leading international scholars of history and art history explore ways in which the study of images enhances knowledge of the past and informs our understanding of the present.
Spanning a diverse range of time periods and places, the contributions cumulatively showcase ways in which ongoing dialogue between history and art history raises important aesthetic, ethical and political questions for the disciplines. The volume fosters a methodological awareness that enriches exchanges across these distinct fields of knowledge.
This innovative book will be of interest to scholars in art history, cultural studies, history, visual culture and historiography.
Table of Contents
1. Why History and Art History?
Nicholas Chare and Mitchell B. Frank
Part I: Visualizing History
2. How He Saw It: Visual Satire in the Writings of Joseph Woolley
3. Historical Distance and the Nineteenth-Century Revival of Fresco
Mitchell B. Frank and Mark Salber Phillips
4. The Unsettled
5. Art History and History: Around Francis Haskell and the Rediscovery of French Nineteenth-Century History Painting
6. Shanawdithit’s Drawings
Part II: Visions of the Past
7. What Giorgione Saw: Variations on The Three Philosophers
8. Art and the Masquerade of History
9. Do Styles Have a Body? A History of Images and a History of Perception
10. Still Another, and Yet Another: Li Ran’s Re-writings of Art History – a Translational Historiographical Approach to Global Art History
Part III: Writing about the Past
11. The People of the Past Come First: Natalie Zemon Davis in Conversation with Nicholas Chare
Natalie Zemon Davis
12. Analogous Histories? Textual/Visual Constructions of the Past and Present
Mark A. Cheetham
13. Histories in the Art of Ravensbrück: The Drawings of Jeannette L’Herminier and Violette Rougier-Lecoq
14. When History Intersects with Spaces of Indigenous Self-representation: On the Trail of the Artists Zacharie Vincent and Pierre Sioui
15: ‘The Answers are the Question’: A Conversation about Art History, Artwriting and Historical Time
Nicholas Chare is Associate Professor in the Department of History of Art and Film Studies at the Université de Montréal.
Mitchell B. Frank is Associate Professor of Art History at Carleton University in Ottawa.