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The Resource The art of American still life : Audubon to Warhol, Mark D. Mitchell ; with essays by Bill Brown, Mark D. Mitchell, Katie A. Pfohl, and Carol Troyen

The art of American still life : Audubon to Warhol, Mark D. Mitchell ; with essays by Bill Brown, Mark D. Mitchell, Katie A. Pfohl, and Carol Troyen

Label
The art of American still life : Audubon to Warhol
Title
The art of American still life
Title remainder
Audubon to Warhol
Statement of responsibility
Mark D. Mitchell ; with essays by Bill Brown, Mark D. Mitchell, Katie A. Pfohl, and Carol Troyen
Title variation
Audubon to Warhol
Creator
Contributor
Author
Host institution
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The first survey of American still life in three decades, this exhibition offers 130 oil paintings, watercolors, and works in other media representing the finest accomplishments in the genre. Featuring masterpieces by John James Audubon, the Peale family, William Michael Harnett, Georgia OKeeffe, Andy Warhol, and others, this exhibition explores American still life from its beginnings in the late 1700s to the Pop Art era of the 1960s. Taking a fresh approach to the subject to reveal the genres astonishing variety, the exhibition presents four distinct eras of American still life, each defined by a unique culture of seeing objects: describing, indulging, discerning, and animating. Within these sections, visitors are encouraged to explore still life as a reflection of American identity and culture through time
  • Still life is generally an art of intimacy, intended for display in homes and other private settings. From the perfect serenity of tabletop compositions created by Raphaelle Peale (17741825), to the trompe loeil illusions of William Michael Harnett (18481892), to the explosive floral abstractions of Arthur B. Carles (18821952), still lifes provoke the senses and reward close looking. The exhibition employs theatrical displays and interactive technologies to encourage substantive, personal encounters with the works. The genre has a special connection to our region: Philadelphia artists first defined American still-life practice and remained at its forefront well into the twentieth century. This exhibition is the first to explore this distinctive aspect of American still-life painting
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mitchell, Mark DeSaussure
Dewey number
758.40973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
ND1392
LC item number
.M58 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Brown, Bill
  • Pfohl, Katie A
  • Troyen, Carol
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Still-life painting, American
  • Still-life painting, American
  • Still-life painting, American
Label
The art of American still life : Audubon to Warhol, Mark D. Mitchell ; with essays by Bill Brown, Mark D. Mitchell, Katie A. Pfohl, and Carol Troyen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition Audubon to Warhol: the art of American still life, Philadelphia Museum of Art, October 27, 2015-January 10, 2016"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Timothy Rub -- Philadelphia still life and American art / Mark D. Mitchell -- Fruit, flowers, and Lucky Strikes: The still life in American culture / Carol Troyen -- Object cultures and the life of things / Bill Brown -- Still life's shifting ground: American interpretations / Katie A. Pfohl -- Plates / Mark D. Mitchell -- What is a still life? -- Describing, 1795-1845 -- Indulging, 1845-1890 -- Discerning, 1875-1905 -- Animating, 1905-1950 -- Looking back through Pop
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
xiii, 271 pages
Isbn
9780300204117
Lccn
2015943807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map, portraits
System control number
  • ocn927983541
  • (OCoLC)927983541
Label
The art of American still life : Audubon to Warhol, Mark D. Mitchell ; with essays by Bill Brown, Mark D. Mitchell, Katie A. Pfohl, and Carol Troyen
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition Audubon to Warhol: the art of American still life, Philadelphia Museum of Art, October 27, 2015-January 10, 2016"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Timothy Rub -- Philadelphia still life and American art / Mark D. Mitchell -- Fruit, flowers, and Lucky Strikes: The still life in American culture / Carol Troyen -- Object cultures and the life of things / Bill Brown -- Still life's shifting ground: American interpretations / Katie A. Pfohl -- Plates / Mark D. Mitchell -- What is a still life? -- Describing, 1795-1845 -- Indulging, 1845-1890 -- Discerning, 1875-1905 -- Animating, 1905-1950 -- Looking back through Pop
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
xiii, 271 pages
Isbn
9780300204117
Lccn
2015943807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map, portraits
System control number
  • ocn927983541
  • (OCoLC)927983541

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