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Sheriff, Mary D.

Overview
Works: 50 works in 137 publications in 2 languages and 5,462 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Honoree, Speaker
Classifications: ND1329.V53, 759.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mary D Sheriff
Moved by love : inspired artists and deviant women in eighteenth-century France by Mary D Sheriff( )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In eighteenth-century France, the ability to lose oneself in a character or scene marked both great artists and ideal spectators. Yet is was thought this same passionate enthusiasm, if taken to unreasonable extremes, could also lead to sexual deviance, mental illness - even death. Women and artists were seen as especially susceptible to these negative consequences of creative enthusiasm, and women artists, doubly so."
Cultural contact and the making of European art since the age of exploration by Mary D Sheriff( )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""This groundbreaking book allows the reader to appreciate the complexity and variety of cultural contacts that have shaped not only European art, but also the very idea of Europe." David O' Brien, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign." ""The questions that are engaged in this volume have profound implications for all forms of cultural production and will help transform how we think about and understand art made in Europe and elsewhere. A masterfully conceived and organized collection." Melessa Hyde, University of Florida" "Art historians have long been accustomed to thinking about art and artists in terms of national traditions, and many general histories, textbooks, and museums of European art are organized around this notion. This volume takes a different approach, suggesting that organization based on national divisions often obscures the processes of cultural appropriation and global exchange that shaped the visual arts in Europe in fundamental ways between 1492 and the early twentieth century." "Essays in Cultural Contact and the Making of European Art since the Age of Exploration analyze distinct zones of contact--between various European states, between Asia and Europe, or between Europe and so-called primitive cultures in Africa, the Americas, and the South Pacific--focusing mainly but not exclusively on painting, drawing, or the decorative arts. Each case foregrounds the centrality of international borrowings and counters conceptions of European art as a "pure" tradition uninfluenced by the artistic forms of other cultures. The contributors analyze the social, cultural, commercial, and political conditions--including tourism, colonialism, religious pilgrimage, trade missions, and scientific voyages--that enabled these exchanges well before the modern age of globalization." "The contributors are Claire Farago, Elisabeth A. Fraser, Julie Hochstrasser, Christopher M. S. Johns, Carol Mavor, Mary D. Sheriff, and Lyneise E. Williams."--BOOK JACKET
The exceptional woman : Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun and the cultural politics of art by Mary D Sheriff( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun (1755-1842) was an enormously successful painter, a favorite portraitist of Marie-Antoinette, and one of the few women accepted into the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture. In her role as an artist, she was simultaneously flattered as a charming woman and vilified as monstrously unfeminine. In the Exceptional Woman, Mary D. Sheriff uses Vigee-Lebrun's career to explore the contradictory position of "woman-artist" in the moral, philosophical, professional, and medical debates about women in eighteenth-century France. Central to Sheriff's analysis is one key question: given the cultural norms and social attitudes that regulated a woman's activities, how could Vigee-Lebrun conceive of herself as an artist, and indeed become a successful one, in old-regime France. Paying particular attention to painted and textual self-portraits, Sheriff shows how Vigee-Lebrun's images and memoirs undermined the assumptions about "woman" and the strictures imposed on women. Engaging ancien-regime philosophy as well as modern feminism, psychoanalysis, literary theory, and art criticism, Sheriff's interpretations of Vigee-Lebrun's paintings challenge us to rethink the work of this controversial woman artist
Fragonard : art and eroticism by Mary D Sheriff( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royalists to romantics : women artists from the Louvre, Versailles and other French national collections( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rich collections of paintings and sculptures by women in the Louvre, Versailles, Fontainebleau, and other venerable French collections present an outstanding opportunity to explore the important contributions that women artists made in France between 1750 and 1848, a period that saw the waning of the ancien regime, the traumas of the French Revolution, the rise and fall of Napoleon, and the restoration of the monarchy. 'Royalists to Romantics' features some seventy-five paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings by thirty-five French women artists of this era. These stunning works both illuminate their makers' careers and offer a new narrative about the art world of the Revolutionary period. Published to accompany a major exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, this beautifully illustrated book examines eighteenth-century French theories of sexual difference and their influence on the 'woman-artist question'; paradoxical Revolutionary attitudes toward women artists, who encountered as many new limitations as opportunities; and the complex ways that women marketed their reputations and managed their cultural positions in France's intricate social and artistic hierarchy. Accompanies a major exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC from February 24- May 31, 2012
Antoine Watteau : perspectives on the artist and the culture of his time( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Becoming a woman in the Age of Enlightenment : French art from the Horvitz Collection by Melissa Lee Hyde( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment: French Art from the Horvitz Collection' is primarily an exhibition of drawings but will include pastels, paintings, and sculptures selected from one of the world's best private collections of French drawings. The exhibition will feature nearly 120 works by many of the most prominent artists of the eighteenth century, including Antoine Watteau, Nicolas Lancret, François Boucher, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, as well as lesser-known artists both male and female, such as Anne Vallayer-Coster, Gabrielle Capet, François-André Vincent, Philibert-Louis Debucourt. Ranging from spirited, improvisational sketches and figural studies, to highly finished drawings of exquisite beauty, the works included in the exhibition vary in terms of style, genre, and period. Becoming a Woman will be organized into thematic sections that address some of the most important and defining questions of women's lives in the eighteenth century. These include: how the stages of a woman's life were measured; what cultural attitudes and conditions in France shaped how women were defined; what significant relations women formed with men; what social and familial rituals gave order to their lives; what pleasures they pursued; and what work they accomplished. The aim is to bring new insights to the questions of what it meant to be a woman in this period, by offering the first exhibition to focus specifically on representations of women of a broad range of ages and conditions. Exhibition: Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA (06.10.-31.12.2017)
The p̲o̲r̲t̲r̲a̲i̲t̲s̲ ̲d̲e̲ ̲f̲a̲n̲t̲a̲s̲i̲e̲ of J.-H. Fragonard : a study in eighteenth-century art and theory by Mary D Sheriff( )

17 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2013( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking shape : finding sculpture in the decorative arts : an exhibition co-organised by the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California by Rosa Giorgi( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This exhibition challenges the reasons why sculpture is usually considered alone, in the gallery, and the decorative arts are considered as part of a period setting. It suggests that by breaking away from these conventional categories we can see how sculpture is also part of a spatial conversation, and how furniture and fittings can be appreciated as unique works." "With five original essays and forty complete catalogue entries, this publication both documents an exhibition and goes beyond it, opening our eyes to the fluidity of formal language in the 'long' eighteenth century, and to the ways in which objects can change according to whether they are seen together or apart, as mobile or fixed, as two- or three-dimensional, as ideal or as functional."--Jacket
Enchanted islands : picturing the allure of conquest in eighteenth-century France by Mary D Sheriff( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 'Enchanted Islands', art historian Mary D. Sheriff explores the legendary, fictional, and real islands that filled the French imagination during the ancien regime as they appeared in royal ballets and festivals, epic literature, paintings, engravings, book illustrations, and other objects. Some of the islands were mythical and found in the most popular literary texts of the day?islands featured prominently, for instance, in Ariosto?s Orlando furioso,Tasso?s Gerusalemme liberata, and Fénelon?s, Telemachus. Other islands?real ones, such as Tahiti and St. Domingue?the French learned about from the writings of travelers and colonists. All of them were imagined to be the home of enchantresses who used magic to conquer heroes by promising sensual and sexual pleasure
Women, art and the politics of identity in eighteenth-century Europe by Melissa Lee Hyde( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of new essays by specialist authors addresses women's activities as patrons and as 'patronized' artists over the course of the century. It provides a much needed examination, with admirable breadth and variety, of women's artistic production and patronage during the eighteenth century. By opening up the specific problems and conflicts inherent in women's artistic involvements from the perspective of what was at stake for the eighteenth-century women themselves, it also acts as a corrective to the generalizing and stereotyping about the prominence of those women, which is too often present in current day literature."--Jacket
Art history new voices/new visions( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pour l'histoire des femmes artistes : historiographie, politique et théorie by Mary D Sheriff( )

1 edition published in 2017 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decorating knowledge : the ornamental book, the philosophic image and the naked truth by Mary D Sheriff( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invention, resemblance, and Fragonard's portraits de fantaisie by Mary D Sheriff( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The naked truth? : the allegorical frontispiece and woman's ambition in eighteenth-century France by Mary D Sheriff( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural contact and the making of European art, 1492-1930 by Mary D Sheriff( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une approche subversive : la dimension érotique dans la peinture du XVIIIe siècle by Mary D Sheriff( )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boucher's enchanted islands by Mary D Sheriff( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Moved by love : inspired artists and deviant women in eighteenth-century France
Alternative Names
Jones Mary Sheriff

Mary Sheriff American art historian

Mary Sheriff Amerikaans kunsthistorica (1950-2016)

Sheriff, Mary

Languages
English (102)

French (2)

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Cultural contact and the making of European art since the age of explorationThe exceptional woman : Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun and the cultural politics of artFragonard : art and eroticismAntoine Watteau : perspectives on the artist and the culture of his timeTaking shape : finding sculpture in the decorative arts : an exhibition co-organised by the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CaliforniaWomen, art and the politics of identity in eighteenth-century Europe