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Sheriff, Mary D.

Overview
Works: 44 works in 126 publications in 2 languages and 5,397 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Speaker
Classifications: ND1329.V53, 759.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mary D Sheriff
The exceptional woman : Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun and the cultural politics of art by Mary D Sheriff( Book )

14 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

Cultural contact and the making of European art since the age of exploration by Mary D Sheriff( Book )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural contact and the making of European art, 1492-1930 / Mary D. Sheriff -- On the peripatetic life of objects in the era of globalization / Claire Farago -- Remapping Dutch art in global perspective : other points of view / Julie Hochstrasser -- Travel and cultural exchange in enlightenment Rome / Christopher M.S. Johns -- The dislocations of Jean-Etienne Liotard, called the Turkish painter / Mary D. Sheriff -- Images of uncertainty : Delacroix and the art of nineteenth-century expansionism / Elisabeth A. Fraser -- Gauguin in black and blue / Carol Mavor -- A different shade of modernism : difference and distinction in Pedro Figari's representations of black bodies / Lyneise E. Williams
Moved by love : inspired artists and deviant women in eighteenth-century France by Mary D Sheriff( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No happy endings, though, were imagined for such inspired women writers as Sappho and Heloise, who burned with an erotomania their art could not quench. Even so, Sheriff demonstrates that the perceived connections among sexuality, creativity, and disease also opened artistic opportunities for women - and creative women took full advantage of them."--Jacket
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 305 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 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2013( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 28 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 Undetermined and held by 17 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
Art history new voices/new visions( Book )

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

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
French history in the visual sphere by Mary D Sheriff( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacques-Louis David and the ladies by Mary D Sheriff( )

1 edition published in 2006 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

Boucher's enchanted islands by Mary D Sheriff( )

1 edition published in 2006 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

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

Fragonard : September 24, 1987 - January 4, 1988, Paris, Galéries Nationales du Grand Palais, u.a. by Mary D Sheriff( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The exceptional woman : Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun and the cultural politics of art
Alternative Names
Jones Mary Sheriff

Sheriff, Mary

Languages
English (98)

French (1)

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Fragonard : art and eroticismCultural contact and the making of European art since the age of explorationMoved by love : inspired artists and deviant women in eighteenth-century FranceAntoine 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 EuropeFrench history in the visual sphere