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National Identity and Nineteenth-Century Franco-Belgian Sculpture

Jana Wijnsouw (University of Ghent)



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16 October 2017
History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900; Sculpture; European history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Nationalism
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.
By:   Jana Wijnsouw (University of Ghent)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 248mm,  Width: 171mm, 
Weight:   726g
ISBN:   9781138712515
ISBN 10:   1138712515
Series:   Routledge Research in Art History
Pages:   266
Publication Date:   16 October 2017
Audience:   College/higher education ,  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.

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