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Impressionist children : childhood, family, and modern identity in French art

Author: Greg M Thomas
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Images of children and families abound in the works of the French Impressionists, from Claude Monet's portraits of his young sons to Mary Cassatt's endearing images of mother and child. In this volume, the author offers new perspectives on some of the most famous paintings in art history, explaining how they reflect the dominant social, cultural, and political aspects of Parisian middle-class life in the late 1880s.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greg M Thomas
ISBN: 9780300112856 0300112858
OCLC Number: 489439018
Description: xxiii, 214 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Imagining childhood --
A model child : pictorial traditions in the nineteenth century --
All dolled up : the commodification of childhood --
Home and garden : the private spaces of children and mothers --
A walk in the park : the public display of children and mothers --
Family reunion : modern subjectivity and collective identities --
The end of childhood : epilogue.
Other Titles: Childhood, family, and modern identity in French art
Responsibility: Greg M. Thomas.

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Drawing on letters, children's books, and 19th-century texts on child development, parenting, and education, this title demonstrates how childhood became a crucial theme for its embodiment of adult  Read more...

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