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Grigsby, Darcy Grimaldo

Overview
Works: 15 works in 34 publications in 1 language and 673 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author of introduction, Dedicatee
Classifications: NX549.A1, 759.4
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Extremities : painting empire in post-revolutionary France by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby ( Book )
8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the decades following the French Revolution, four artists - Girodet, Gros, Gericault, and Delacroix - painted works in their Parisian studios that vividly expressed violent events in faraway, colonial lands. This book examines six of these paintings and argues that their disturbing, erotic depictions of slavery, revolt, plague, decapitation, cannibalism, massacre, and abduction chart the history of France's empire and colonial politics." "Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby shows that these paintings about occurrences in the West Indies, Syria, Egypt, Senegal, and Ottoman Empire Greece are preoccupied not with mastery and control but with loss, degradation, and failure, and she explains how such representations of crises in the colonies were able to answer the artists' longings as well as the needs of the government and the opposition parties at home. Empire made painters devoted to the representation of liberty and the new French nation confront liberty's antithesis: slavery. It also forced them to contend with cultural and racial difference. Young male artists responded, says Grigsby, by translating distant crises into images of challenges to the self, making history painting the site where geographic extremities and bodily extremities articulated one another."--BOOK JACKET
Colossal : engineering the Suez Canal, Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, and Panama Canal : transcontinental ambition in France and the United States during the long nineteenth century by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby ( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this book, acclaimed Berkeley art historian Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby gives us the definitive account of a history that leads from Napoleon's encounter with the gigantic monuments of ancient Egypt to the building of the wonders of the industrial world: the Statue of Liberty, Suez Canal, Eiffel Tower, and Panama Canal. Though now landmarks as famed as the pyramids, Grigsby shows us that all four colossi owe their existence to French engineers and the fantasies of wealth, progress, and colonial expansion they and French financiers and politicians took as a call to destiny. Grigsby goes beyond the boundaries of art history to take her subject in the round. She sets the exploits of characters like Bartholdi and Eiffel against the backdrop of universal expositions touting the new, science fiction predicting future glories, and cartoons deflating the hyperbole. She explains the systems of numbers-from profits promised and shares sold to calculations of wind resistance-used to promote and then build the colossi. Her book provides more than 200 illustrations, not of "art," but of the engineering of the colossi and the visual culture publicizing their construction. Grigsby goes beyond the boundaries of art history to take her subject in the round. She sets the exploits of characters like Bartholdi and Eiffel against the backdrop of universal expositions touting the new, science fiction predicting future glories, and cartoons deflating the hyperbole. She explains the systems of numbers-from profits promised and shares sold to calculations of wind resistance-used to promote and then build the colossi. Her book provides more than 200 illustrations, not of "art," but of the engineering of the colossi and the visual culture publicizing their construction. Instead of approaching modernism through the emergence of avant-garde practices in the fine arts, Grigsby looks at a time of tragic drama when technology became an instrument of imperialist enterprise and top-down efforts to control and exploit the world's resources, including workers. By uncovering the links between the building of the canals and the erection of the Statue of Liberty and Eiffel Tower, she offers a searing lesson in the network of power and influence permeating even cherished icons of human achievement. --Book Jacket
Mamelukes in Paris : fashionable trophies of failed Napoleonic conquest by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby ( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Classicism, nationalism and history : the Prix décennaux of 1810 and the politics of art under post-revolutionary empire by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby ( Book )
6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Colossal : engineering the Suez Canal, Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, and Panama Canal by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Colossal - engineering modernity : Suez Canal, Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, Panama Canal by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dilemmas of Visibility: Contemporary Women Artists' Representations of Female Bodies by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
(dlps) volume: act2080.0029.004
Parallels and extremes by Tony Halliday ( )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Liberty's fragmented body : revolutionary politics and the instability of allegory : an analysis of the initial reception of Delacroix's Le 28 juillet, Liberté guidant le peuple by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Dilemmas of Visibility: Contemporary Women Artists' Representations of Female Bodies by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Michigan quarterly review
David after David : essays on the later work ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825), the most celebrated painter of his era, was appointed court painter to Napoleon in 1804 and exiled to Brussels in 1816. This important book - based on the proceedings of an international symposium - explores David's grand projects of the Empire period and the often mysterious works produced in his last years as a political exile. David after David features twenty-one essays by leading art historians that discuss these later works - which include innovative portraits as well as paintings and drawings that address the opposing themes of the antique and modern - in the aesthetic, political, and social contexts of their production and reception. The book also draws upon recently discovered letters the artist wrote in exile and provides fascinating new perspectives into his life and art
New world slavery and the master of the visual ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Zoom Out : The Making and Unmaking of the "Orient" through Photography symposium ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The materials comprise audio recordings and ephemera from "Zoom Out : The Making and Unmaking of the 'Orient' through Photography." The symposium examines how the Middle East and North Africa were represented through photography by Europeans and non-Europeans during the second half of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Scholarly presentations and moderated discussions explore the relationship between Orientalist photography and other artistic media; the impact of traveling photographers on tourism and commercial photography; the connection between resident photographers and the rise of official photography (local and nationalistic); and the ways in which both local and foreign artists, as well as patrons and collectors, contributed to the making--and unmaking--of the "Orient."
The nineteenth-century visual culture reader by Vanessa R Schwartz ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The nineteenth century is central to contemporary discussions of visual culture. This reader brings together key writings on the period, exploring such topics as photographs, exhibitions and advertising
Rumor, contagion, and colonization in Gros's Plague-stricken of Jaffa by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Grimaldo Grigsby, Darcy
Languages
English (33)
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