1st Edition

Mapping Impressionist Painting in Transnational Contexts

Edited By Emily C. Burns, Alice Rudy Price Copyright 2021
    256 Pages 30 Color & 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    256 Pages 30 Color & 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    256 Pages 30 Color & 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    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.