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Monographic Exhibitions and the History of Art

1st Edition

Edited by Maia Wellington Gahtan, Donatella Pegazzano

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354 pages | 80 B/W Illus.

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This edited collection traces the impact of monographic exhibitions on the discipline of art history from the first examples in the late eighteenth century through the present. Roughly falling into three genres (retrospectives of living artists, retrospectives of recently deceased artists, and monographic exhibitions of Old Masters), specialists examine examples of each genre within their social, cultural, political, and economic contexts. Exhbitions covered include Nathaniel Hone’s 1775 exhibition, the Holbein Exhibition of 1871, the Courbet retrospective of 1882, Titian's exhibition in Venice, Poussin's Louvre retrospective of 1960, and El Greco's anniversaty exhibitions of 2014.

Reviews

"All in all, Gahtan and Pegazzano have put together an excellent volume in which the authors have contributed a great deal of valuable art historical and museological content for our consideration. It is a book that will undoubtedly inspire further research by others, stimulate scholarly discourse, and lead to future publications of import."

-Journal of Art Historiography

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

 

List of Illustrations and Illustration Credits

Preface

Introductory

Monographic Exhibitions and the History of Art

Maia Wellington Gahtan, Donatella Pegazzano

I. Living Artist Retrospectives

1. ‘Nathaniel Hone’s 1775 Exhibition: The First Single-Artist Retrospective’

Konstantinos Stefanis

2. The Degas and Cassat 1915 Exhibition in Support of Women’s suffrage

Ruth E. Iskin

3. Braque, Gris and Léger: Cubism in Switzerland in 1933

Kate Kangaslahti

4. Bacon at Grand Palais: Echoes and Influences

Monika Keska

II. Posthumous Retrospectives

5. The First Posthumous Retrospective in France: The Paul Delaroche Exhibition, a New Perception of the Artist’s Work

Marie-Claire Rodriguez

6. Max Jordan’s First Monographic Exhibitions at the Royal National Gallery in Berlin – Rewriting the Canon of Art History and Creating the Artist as a National Role Model at the Beginning of the German Empire

Saskia Pütz

7. The Courbet Retrospective of 1882. Harbinger of the Artist’s first Major Monograph and Catalogue Raisonné

Petra ten-Doesschate Chu

8. The Critical Reception of Marcello Tommasi’s Oeuvre and the Tommasi Family’s Artistic Legacy

Elisa Gradi

III. Old Master Monographic Exhibitions from before World war II

9. The Holbein Exhibition of 1871 – An Iconic Turning Point for Art History

Lena Bader

10. This is the answer to those who tell us that Reynolds was a snob: The Grosvenor Gallery Exhibition of Works by Joshua Reynolds (1883 – 1884)

Camilla Murgia

11. The Master and Siena: the 1912 Duccio exhibition

Elisa Camporeale

12.The Twelve Days of Bartolomeo della Gatta (Arezzo, October 1-12, 1930). A Regional Exhibition of an Old Master during the Era of Fascism

Luca Pezzuto

13.Titian’s 1935 Exhibition in Venice

Giuliana Tomasella

IV. Old Master Monographic Exhibitions after World War II

14. Poussin in Perspective: The Louvre Retrospective 1960 Above and Beyond

Henry Keazor

15. Rembrandt and the Polemical Monographic Exhibition: ‘Rembrandt, the Master and His Workshop’ in Amsterdam, Berlin and London in 1991-92

Catherine B. Scallen

16. Exploring Michelangelo through Exhibitions. Closer to the Master, Closer to the scholar, Closer to the Public

Silvia Catitti

17. ‘Canaletti’ and the others. Recent Monographic Exhibitions of Venetian Veduta Painters: Art History and the Market

Heiner Krellig

V. Monographic Exhibitions and the 21st century

18. El Greco and the Dynamics of Retrospection in Monographic exhibitions for the Anniversary of his Death in 2014

Livia Stoenescu

19. Past Institution’s Future: Monographic Exhibitions and Tate Modern’s Make-up

Evi Baniotopoulou

20. The Rise of the Monographic Exhibition: The Political Economy of Contemporary Art

Ronit Milano

Afterword

Afterword: Learning from the Artist’s Monograph: Anarchy, Quality, and the Ultimate Noumenon

Gabriele Guercio

Epilogue

Epilogue: Some Curatorial Thoughts on the Monographic Exhibition

Joaneath Spicer

Bibliography

Biographical Notes on the Contributors

Index

About the Editors

This edited collection traces the impact of monographic exhibitions on the discipline of art history from the first examples in the late eighteenth century through the present. Roughly falling into three genres (retrospectives of living artists, retrospectives of recently deceased artists, and monographic exhibitions of Old Masters), specialists examine examples of each genre within their social, cultural, political, and economic contexts. Exhbitions covered include Nathaniel Hone’s 1775 exhibition, the Holbein Exhibition of 1871, the Courbet retrospective of 1882, Titian's exhibition in Venice, Poussin's Louvre retrospective of 1960, and El Greco's anniversaty exhibitions of 2014.

About the Series

Studies in Art Historiography

Studies in Art Historiography
The aim of this series is to support and promote the study of the history and practice of art historical writing focussing on its institutional and conceptual foundations, from the past to the present day in all areas and all periods. Besides addressing the major innovators of the past it also encourages re-thinking ways in which the subject may be written in the future. It ignores the disciplinary boundaries imposed by the Anglophone expression 'art history' and allows and encourages the full range of enquiry that encompasses the visual arts in its broadest sense as well as topics falling within archaeology, anthropology, ethnography and other specialist disciplines and approaches. It welcomes contributions from young and established scholars and is aimed at building an expanded audience for what has hitherto been a much specialised topic of investigation. It complements the work of the Journal of Art Historiography.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART006000
ART / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / General
ART015000
ART / History / General
ART016030
ART / Individual Artists / Monographs
HIS016000
HISTORY / Historiography