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TitleImpressionist children: childhood, family, and modern identity in French art
 
AuthorsThomas, GM
 
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
 
CitationThomas, GM. Impressionist children: childhood, family, and modern identity in French art. New Haven: Yale University Press. 2010 [How to Cite?]
 
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
 
ISBN9780300112856
 
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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.identifier.citationThomas, GM. Impressionist children: childhood, family, and modern identity in French art. New Haven: Yale University Press. 2010 [How to Cite?]
 
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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 art
 
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