This book elaborates on the social and cultural phenomenon of national schools during the nineteenth century, via the less studied field of sculpture and using Belgium as a case study. The role, importance of, and emphasis on certain aspects of national identity evolved throughout the century, while a diverse array of criteria were indicated by commissioners, art critics, or artists that supposedly constituted a national sculpture. By confronting the role and impact of the four most crucial actors within the artistic field (politics, education, exhibitions, public commissions) with a linear timeframe, this book offers a chronological as well as a thematic approach. Artists covered include Guillaume Geefs, Eugene Simonis, Charles Van der Stappen, Julien Dillens, Paul Devigne, Constantin Meunier, and George Minne.
Jana Wijnsouw (University of Ghent) Imprint: Routledge Country of Publication: United Kingdom Dimensions:
Weight: 726g ISBN: 9781138712515 ISBN 10: 1138712515 Series:Routledge Research in Art History Pages: 266 Publication Date: 16 October 2017 Audience:
Further / Higher Education
A / AS level
Format: Hardback Publisher's Status: Active
Jana Wijnsouw holds a PhD from the Department of Art History, Music, and Theatre Studies at Ghent University.