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Paris 1889: American Artists at the Universal Exposition / [by] Annette Blaugrund, with essays by Annette Blaugrund, Albert Boime, D. Dodge Thompson, H. Barbara Weinberg, Richard Guy Wilson.

Blaugrund, Annette.

ISBN 10: 0810937034 / ISBN 13: 9780810937031
Published by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, in association with Harry N. Abrams, New York,, Philadelphia, 1989
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D.j., 304 p. 333 ill. ( color). Published in conjunction with exhibition attempting to replicate the original American art contribution to the Paris 1889 Universal Exposition, with reprint of the 1889 catalogue of 336 works exhibited, including illustrations of known works, annotations and corrections. Foreword by Linda Bantel; "Behind the Scenes: The Organization of the American Paintings" by Annette Blaugrund,; "Cosmopolitan Attitudes: The Coming of Age of American Art" by H. Barbara Weinberg; "'Loitering Through the Paris Exposition': Highlights of the American Paintings at the Universal Exposition of 1889" by D. Dodge Thompson; "The Chocolate Venus, 'Tainted' Pork, the Wine Blight, and the Tariff: Franco-American Stew at the Fair" by Albert Boime; "Challenge and Response: Americans and the Architecture of the 1889 Exposition" by Richard Guy Wilson; artists' biographies; bibliography. Bookseller Inventory # 011315

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Title: Paris 1889: American Artists at the ...

Publisher: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, in association with Harry N. Abrams, New York,, Philadelphia

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Fine

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Describes the historical background of the Universal Exposition and offers brief profiles of the American artists who exhibited there

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Americans contributed 336 paintings to Paris's great world's fair, the Universal Exposition of 1889 that marked the centennial of the French Revolution. Ninety of these pictures have been tracked down and can be seen in a traveling exhibition. Although many of the U.S. contributions featured traditional works in such categories as city scenes, religious studies and landscapes, this delightful catalogue includes essays on each artist and reveals that the American paintings were not merely derivative of French art, as contemporaneous critics charged. Otto Bacher's view of rural Ohio life in the 1880s is almost photographic. Elihu Vedder's ornate fantasies give a symbolist reading of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Charles H. Davis's poetic, tonalist Valley is tinged with mystery and reverie. John Singer Sargent, Thomas Eakins, William Merritt Chase and George Inness also make an impressive showing.
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