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

TitleImpressionist children: childhood, family, and modern identity in French art
Authors
KeywordsChildren in art
Mothers in art
Identity (Philosophical concept) in art
Impressionism (Art) -- France
Painting, French -- 19th century -- Themes, motives
Issue Date2010
PublisherYale University Press
Citation
Thomas, GM. Impressionist children: childhood, family, and modern identity in French art. New Haven: Yale University Press. 2010 How to Cite?
Abstract
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 Impressionist Children, Greg M. Thomas 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 1800s. -- Drawing on letters, children's books, tourist guidebooks, and nineteenth-century texts on child development, parenting, and education, Thomas skillfully demonstrates how childhood became a crucial theme for its embodiment of adult ideas about childhood, the family, sexuality, work and leisure, national culture, and, above all, the formation and reproduction of bourgeois identity. He discusses paintings, prints, drawings, and sculptures by Impressionist artists and investigates the influence of popular visual culture---fashion, toys, studio photography, and illustrations in books, magazines, and park guides---on the Impressionists' conceptualization of childhood and family relations
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/138498
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DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorThomas, GMen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-26T15:05:02Z-
dc.date.available2011-08-26T15:05:02Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.citationThomas, GM. Impressionist children: childhood, family, and modern identity in French art. New Haven: Yale University Press. 2010-
dc.identifier.isbn9780300112856-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/138498-
dc.description.abstractImages 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 Impressionist Children, Greg M. Thomas 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 1800s. -- Drawing on letters, children's books, tourist guidebooks, and nineteenth-century texts on child development, parenting, and education, Thomas skillfully demonstrates how childhood became a crucial theme for its embodiment of adult ideas about childhood, the family, sexuality, work and leisure, national culture, and, above all, the formation and reproduction of bourgeois identity. He discusses paintings, prints, drawings, and sculptures by Impressionist artists and investigates the influence of popular visual culture---fashion, toys, studio photography, and illustrations in books, magazines, and park guides---on the Impressionists' conceptualization of childhood and family relations-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherYale University Press-
dc.subjectChildren in art-
dc.subjectMothers in art-
dc.subjectIdentity (Philosophical concept) in art-
dc.subjectImpressionism (Art) -- France-
dc.subjectPainting, French -- 19th century -- Themes, motives-
dc.titleImpressionist children: childhood, family, and modern identity in French arten_US
dc.typeBooken_US
dc.identifier.emailThomas, GM: gmthomas@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityThomas, GM=rp01185en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros190627en_US
dc.identifier.spage1-
dc.identifier.epage214-
dc.publisher.placeNew Haven-

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