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Mapping Impressionist Painting in Transnational Contexts

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ISBN 9780367755256
January 9, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
256 Pages 30 Color & 21 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book offers microhistories related to the transnational circulations of impressionism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The contributors rethink the role of "French" impressionism in shaping these iterations by placing France within its global and imperialist context and arguing that impressionisms might be framed through the mobility studies’ concept of "constellations of mobility." Artists engaging with impressionism in France, as in other global contexts, relied on, responded to, appropriated, and resisted elements of form and content based on fluid and interconnected political realities and market structures. Written by scholars and curators, the chapters demand reconsideration of impressionism as a historical construct and the meanings assigned to that term.

This project frames future discussion in art history, cultural studies, and global studies on the politics of appropriating impressionism.

Table of Contents

1. Mapping Impressionist Constellations

Emily C. Burns and Alice M. Rudy Price

2. Camille Pissarro, Fritz Melbye, and Early Impressionist Innovation in Caracas

Mia Laufer

3. Impressionism as Erasure: Whistler and the Chincha Islands War

Alexis Clark

4. Frontier Impressionisms in the United States and Australia

Emily C. Burns

5. Transplanting Impressionism to Canada

Samantha Burton

6. Christian Krohg’s Images of Family Intimacy in the Age of Impressionism

Øystein Sjåstad

7. An Arctic Impressionism? Anna Boberg and the Lofoten Islands

Isabelle Gapp

8. Jeune Turc, Jeune Femme: Impressions of a New "Beauté Orientale"

Ahu Antmen

9. “Only the Colors Should Begin to Compose…”: Stanisław Wyspiański’s Window View(s) and the Politics of Polish Color

Amalia Wojciechowski

10. Institutionalizing Impressionism: Kuroda Seiki and Plein-Air Painting in Japan

Chinghsin Wu

11. From Famed Masters to a New Generation: Durand-Ruel’s Transatlantic Label ‘Impressionism’

Hadrien Viraben and Claire Hendren

12. "The Rayonnement of Our Ideals": French, German, and Nordic Painting in Fin-de-Siècle France

Nicholas Parkinson

13. Impressionism Projected: Anna Ancher, Hygge, and Danish Modernism

Alice M. Rudy Price

14. "Echoes of Impressionism": Joaqúin Claussel and the Politics of Mexican Art

Mark A. Castro

15. Italian Futurism, Socialism, Urban Change, and Impressionism

Zoë Marie Jones

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Emily C. Burns is Associate Professor of Art History at Auburn University.

Alice M. Rudy Price is Adjunct Instructor at Temple University, Tyler School of Art and Architecture and Thomas Jefferson University, College of Architecture and the Built Environment.