Vistas de Espaa

Vistas de Espaa

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In the decades following the American Civil War and leading up to the First World War, a definitive shift in power took place between Spain and the United States. This original book explores American artistsa€™ perceptions of Spain during this period of turmoil and demonstrates how their responses to Spanish art helped to answer emerging, complex questions about American national identity. M. Elizabeth Boone focuses on works by Thomas Eakins, Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, John Singer Sargent, Robert Henri, and other American artists who traveled to Spain to study the achievements of such great masters as Murillo, VelAizquez, and Goya. The resulting American paintings, some well known and others now largely forgotten, provide intriguing insights not only into the 19th-century American struggle to define itself as an imperial power but also into the relations between the United States and the Spanish-speaking world today.For Eakinsa#39;s spinning images, manual labor, rapid industrialization, and the national fascination with colonial ... Eakinsa#39;s use of Velazqueza#39;s few religious subjects, complicating American attempts to segregate this Spanish painter from otheranbsp;...

Title:Vistas de Espaa
Author:Mary Elizabeth Boone
Publisher:Yale University Press - 2007


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