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Tentative Schedule of Lectures and Readings

The European Situation circa 1700

Apr   04    Introduction : The Eighteenth Century as Object of Study and Disdain [slide list]

Readings for this Lecture:

Carl Goldstein, "Towards the Definition of Academic Art," The Art Bulletin, 52, no. 1 (March 1975), pp. 102-109

Rensselaer W. Lee, "Ut Pictura Poesis: The Humanist Theory of Painting," The Art Bulletin, 22, no. 4 (December 1940), pp. 217-226 and 235-242

Nikolaus Pevsner, Academies of Art, Past and Present (1940; rpt. New York: Da Capo Press, 1973), pp. 55-67; 82-114; 124-128

Apr   09    The Academies : Issues of Aesthetics and Power [slide list]

Readings for this Lecture:

Bryson, Norman, Word and Image: French Painting of the Ancien Régime (Cambridge: Cambridge University, 1981), pp. 29-52

Francis H. Dowley, "The Moment in Eighteenth-Century Art Critisicm," in Studies in Eighteenth Century Culture, ed. Ronald C. Rosbottom (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1976), V, PP. 317-336

Eric Rothstein, "Ideal Presence and the Non-Finito in Eighteenth-Century Aesthetics," Eighteenth Century Studies, 9 (1976), pp. 307-322

Apr   11    Rome : Academic Stronghold [slide list]

Readings for this Lecture:

Francis Haskell, Patrons and Painters: A Study between Italian Art and Society in the Age of the Baroque, rev. ed. (New Haven: Yale, 1980), pp. 146-166

Frederick den Broeder, "Introduction," Rome in the Eighteenth Century, exhibition catalogue (William Benton Museum of Art, 1973), pp. 9-17

Ellis Waterhouse, "Painting in Rome in the Eighteenth Century," Museum Studies, 6 (1971), pp. 7-21

Apr   16    Venice : A Tradition of Color and Sensuality [slide list]

Readings for this Lecture:

Francis Haskell, Patrons and Painters, pp. 245-267

Michael Levey, Painting in Eighteenth-Century Venice, rev. 2nd ed (Ithaca: Cornell-Phaidon, 1980), pp. 9-56 and 95-107

Apr   18    Naples / London / Madrid : International Context and "wannabees" [slide list]

Readings for this Lecture:

Oreste Ferrari, "Painting in Naples Under the Austrian Viceregency (1707-34), in Detroit, The Golden Age of Naples, vol. 1, pp. 47-54

Francis Haskell, "Art Patronage and Collecting in Bourbon Naples during the 18th Century," in Detroit, The Golden Age of Naples, vol. 1, pp. 15-22

R. Burr Litchfield, "Naples Under the Bourbons: An Historical Overview," in Detroit, The Golden Age of Naples, vol. 1, pp. 1-14

Nicola Spinosa, "Neapolitan Painting Under Charles and Ferdinand Bourbon: Continuity and Crisis Within a Tradition," in Detroit, The Golden Age of Naples, vol. 1, pp. 55-71

Francis Haskell, Patrons and Painters, pp. 195-199

Roland Paulson, Emblem and Expression: Meaning in English Art of the Eighteenth Century (London: Thames & Hudson, 1975), pp. 12-18

Edgar Wind, "Julian the Apostate at Hampton Court," Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, 3 (1939-40), pp. 127-137

Dawson W. Carr, "The Fresco Decorations of Luca Giordano in Spain," in Painting in Spain 1650-1700: A Symposium, Record of the Art Museum at Princeton University, 41, no. 2 (1982), pp. 42-55

Francis Haskell, Patrons and Painters, pp. 189-192

Apr   23    Versailles : Absolute Power and the Arts [slide list]

Readings for this Lecture:

Anthony Blunt, Art and Architecture in France, 1500-1700 (Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1973), pp. 359-362 and 380-404

Philip Conisbee, Painting in Eighteenth-Century France (Ithaca: Cornell-Phaidon, 1981), pp. 11-34

Carl Goldstein, "Observations on the Role of Rome in the Formation of the French Rococo," The Art Quarterly, 33, no. 3 (Autumn 1970), pp. 227-245

Apr   25    Paris: Art of the emerging "public sphere" [slide list]

Readings for this Lecture:

Pierre Rosenberg, "French Painting during the Reign of Louis XV," in Toledo Museum of Art, The Age of Louis XV: French Painting 1710-1774 (Toledo: Museum of Art, 1975-76), pp. 3-16

Robert Darnton, "The Meaning of Mother Goose," The New York Review of Books (2 February 1984), pp. 41-47

Katie Scott, The Rococo Interior: Decoration and Social Spaces in Early Eighteenth-Century Paris (New Haven: Yale, 1995), pp. 101-117

Thomas Crow, Painters and Public Life in Eighteenth-Century Paris (New Haven: Yale, 1985), pp. 1-22

The Decline of Absolutism and the Visual Arts, 1715-1750

Apr  30    The Grand Manner: Final Glories of large-scale Decorations [slide list]

Michael Levey, Giambattista Tiepolo: His Life and Art (New Haven: Yale, 1986), pp. 167-212

Karsten Harries, The Bavarian Rococo Church: Between Faith and Aestheticism (New Haven: Yale, 1983), pp. 120-155

May   02    The Crisis of History Painting [slide list]

Readings for this Lecture:

Anthony M. Clark, "Agostino Masucci: A Conclusion and a Reformation of the Roman Baroque," in Essays in the History of Art Presented to Rudolf Wittkower, 2 vols (London, 1967), pp. 259-264

Philip Conisbee, Painting in Eighteenth-Century France, pp. 73-93

Ellis L. Waterhouse, "English Painting and France in the Eighteenth Century," Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, 15 (1952), pp. 122-135

May   04   Mid-Term Examination : special date and time (4:00 pm)
May   07    Portraiture : Imaging a New Public [slide list]

Readings for this Lecture:

Ronald Paulson, Emblem and Expression, pp. 121-136

David H. Solkin, Painting for Money: The Visual Arts and the Public Sphere in Eighteenth-Century England (New Haven: Yale, 1993), pp. 1-47

May   09    Watteau : Enigma of the fête galante [slide list]

Readings for this Lecture:

Mary Vidal, Watteau's Painted Conversations (New Haven: Yale, 1992), pp. 75-142

May   14   Erotic Pleasures and other Sensual Delights [slide list]

Readings for this Lecture:

Norman Bryson, Word and Image, pp. 89-121

Mary D. Sheriff, Fragonard: Art and Eroticism (Chicago: University of Chicago, 1990), pp. 95-116 and 117-152

E. Tuveson, The Imagination as a State of Grace (New York: Guardian Press, 1974), pp. 92-131

May   16    Genre Painting : The Interest of Everyday Life [slide list]

Readings for this Lecture:

Ronald Paulson, Emblem and Expression, pp. 95-120

May  21    Chardin : The Virtues of Silence [slide list]

Readings for this Lecture:

Pierre Rosenberg, "Introduction," in Chardin: 1699-1779 (Cleveland: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1979), pp. 37-61

The Visual Arts and the philosophes, 1750-1780

May   23    Antiquity Rediscovered: Herculaneum, Pompeii, the Art-World of Rome circa 1750 [slide list]

Readings for this Lecture:

David Irwin, "Gavin Hamilton: Archaeologist, Painter, and Dealer," The Art Bulletin, 44 (June 1962), pp. 87-102

Ellis L. Waterhouse, "The British Contribution to the Neo-Classical Style," in Proceedings of the British Academy, 40 (1954), pp. 57-74

May   30    Le goût grec: Last Refuge of the Ancien Régime [slide list]

Readings for this Lecture:

Mario Praz, "Herculaneum and European Taste," The Magazine of Art, 32 (December 1939), pp. 684-693

Attention!
Term Papers are Due Today

Jun   04    Sensibilité: Feeling conquers Doctrine [slide list]

Readings for this Lecture:

Anita Brookner, Greuze (Greenwich CT: NYGS, 1972), pp. 37-53

Denis Diderot, Diderot on Art II: The Salon of 1767, trans. John Goodman (New Haven: Yale, 1995), pp. 96-110, 210-220 and 220-232

K. Claire Pace, "Strong Contraries ... Happy Discord: Some Eighteenth Century Discussions about Landscape," Journal of the History of Ideas, 40, no. 1 (January - March 1979), pp. 141-155

Jean Seznec, "Diderot and Historical Painting," in Aspects of the Eighteenth Century, ed. Earl Wassermann (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1965), pp. 129-142

Jun   06    La peinture morale : A Social Utility for the Arts [slide list]

Readings for this Lecture:

Ronald Paulson, Emblem and Expression, pp. 35-47

David H. Solkin, Painting for Money, pp. 78-105

Final Examination

Jun  08   Friday

Cumings Art Building Room 4

8:30 am to 11:30 am


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