Item description for The Rise of the Cult of Rembrandt: Reinventing an Old Master in Nineteenth-Century France by Alison McQueen...
Rembrandt's life and art had an almost mythic resonance in nineteenth-century France with artists, critics, and collectors alike using his artistic persona both as a benchmark and as justification for their own goals. This first in-depth study of the traditional critical reception of Rembrandt reveals the preoccupation with his perceived "authenticity," "naturalism," and "naivet," demonstrating how the artist became an ancestral figure, a talisman with whom others aligned themselves to increase the value of their own work. And in a concluding chapter, the author looks at the play Rembrandt, staged in Paris in 1898, whose production and advertising are a testament to the enduring power of the artist's myth.
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Studio: Amsterdam University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.34" Width: 6.92" Height: 1.01" Weight: 2.26 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2004
Publisher Amsterdam University Press
ISBN 9053566244 ISBN13 9789053566244
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More About Alison McQueen
Born in the sixties to an Indian mother and an English jazz musician father, Alison McQueen grew up in London and worked in advertising for twenty years before retiring to write full time. She lives in a quiet English village with her husband and two daughters.