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Becker, Jane R.

Works: 5 works in 17 publications in 1 language and 605 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Academic theses  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: N72.P5, 701.05
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jane R Becker
Overcoming all obstacles : the women of the Académie Julian by N.Y.) Dahesh Museum of Art (New York( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Overcoming All Obstacles: The Women of the Academie Julian is the first book to examine late nineteenth-century Paris's most famous training ground for the leading women artists of the period. The Academie Julian was founded in Paris in 1868, initially to prepare students for entry to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, the nineteenth century's preeminent art school. Because women could not study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts until 1897, Julian itself became an international equivalent for many of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century's most important women artists." "Not only does Overcoming All Obstacles introduce the reader to many works by women artists - both famous and lesser known - but the essays offer a cultural and historical context in which to appreciate their art."--Jacket
"Only one art": The interaction of painting and sculpture in the work of Medardo Rosso, Auguste Rodin, and Eugene Carriere, 1884-1906 by Jane R Becker( )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After addressing the interlocking biographies of Rosso, Rodin, and Carriere, the dissertation turns to the formal issues raised by their painting and sculpture as well as the role of nineteenth-century critics in identifying their allied aesthetic goals. A discussion then follows of the social forces determining their use of active space, light, and distorted perception. Such forces included developments in optics and non-Euclidean geometry, and the psycho-perceptual theories of Henri Bergson. Finally, the dissertation examines the social stimuli behind the two poles of vision these artists presented: the distant vision of the flaneur's elusive city and the near vision of enclosed domestic space. The catalysts for alternating focii of distant and near viewing ranged from the crowd theory that was then being promoted by social scientists to the public "threat" of the New Woman on the traditional Good Mother's enclave. Rosso and Carriere, in particular, joined radical formal devices to reactionary subject matter in response to external social changes. The dissertation illuminates the work of these artists both thematically and formally, then, laying bare the correspondences of the arts they created
Elegance and opulance : art of the Gilded Age : September 17 to December 5, 1999, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut by Jane R Becker( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The artist and the camera : Degas to Picasso by Dorothy M Kosinski( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Artists continued to discover and explore the artistic and practical applications of photography at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries. This book explores the highly individual ways some of the most influential artists of the turn of the century put this "wondrous new medium" to use in their painting and sculpture and shows how they enfolded photographs into their creative processes."--Jacket
Nothing like a rival to spur one on : Marie Bashkirtseff and Louise Breslau at the Académie Julian by Jane R Becker( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.43 (from 0.35 for The artist ... to 0.98 for Nothing li ...)

Overcoming all obstacles : the women of the Académie Julian
English (17)

The artist and the camera : Degas to Picasso