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 “Painting the Mormon Story”: Visual Arts

Terryl C. Givens

in People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167115
eISBN:
9780199785599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167115.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Paris Art Mission introduced European developments and training into Utah art at the turn of the century. Today, loose alliances like the New York Mormon Artists Group have supplanted efforts to ... More


Afterword

Sharon Hecker

in Moment's Monument: Medardo Rosso and the International Origins of Modern Sculpture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520294486
eISBN:
9780520967564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294486.003.0010
Subject:
Art, Art History

This concluding chapter explains how Medardo Rosso's posthumous reputation is another story that remains to be told. Except for a handful of enlightened art historians, such as Carola Giedion-Welcker ... More


The Production of Monuments

Nigel Saul

in English Church Monuments in the Middle Ages: History and Representation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199215980
eISBN:
9780191710001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215980.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter argues that the production of funerary sculpture should be regarded as one of the most important stone-related industries in medieval England. For the most part, the production of ... More


HARLOW SHAPLEY: DEFINING OUR GALAXY

I.S. GLASS

in Revolutionaries of the Cosmos: The Astro-Physicists

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199550258
eISBN:
9780191718700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550258.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter begins by providing a brief description of Harlow Shapley's biography and early life. It then discusses Harlow's life as a student of the University of Missouri and Princeton. It ... More


Concetta Scaravaglione, Italian-American Sculptor

Carol Bonomo Jennngs and Christine Palamidessi Moore

in American Woman, Italian Style: Italian Americana's Best Writings on Women

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231751
eISBN:
9780823241286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231751.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Concetta Scaravaglione was a critically acclaimed American sculptor. Among the awards and grants she received were major commissions from the Federal Art Project in the 1930s, a grant from the ... More


“Riding with Death”

Jana Evans Braziel

in Riding with Death: Vodou Art and Urban Ecology in the Streets of Port-au-Prince

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812742
eISBN:
9781496812780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812742.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the Grand Rue sculptors. Although not formally trained in high-art institutions, the Grand Rue sculptors are highly autodidactic, self-aware, and ... More


Passional Fugues in the Lakou

Jana Evans Braziel

in Riding with Death: Vodou Art and Urban Ecology in the Streets of Port-au-Prince

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812742
eISBN:
9781496812780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812742.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter assesses the concept of faux-dou, in contrast to the dominant framing of the art collective under the signs and symbols of Vodou. While actively resisting the art-historical reduction of ... More


Postprimitive Altermodern: The “Ghetto” Biennale

Jana Evans Braziel

in Riding with Death: Vodou Art and Urban Ecology in the Streets of Port-au-Prince

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812742
eISBN:
9781496812780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812742.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter studies the postprimitivist altermodern styles—visually and sculpturally—and the eclectic, communal performances exhibited at the 2009 and 2011 Ghetto Biennales curated by Leah Gordon ... More


Russian Dolls

John Baxter

in Von Sternberg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126012
eISBN:
9780813135601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126012.003.0022
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Von Sternberg and Dietrich were creating a smoke screen to mask their true intentions. It was revealed a few weeks later when Dietrich abruptly refused to appear in the film in pushing the production ... More


The Bronze Horseman: Falconet's Monument to Peter the Great

Alexander M. Schenker

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300097122
eISBN:
9780300128949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300097122.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book is a comprehensive treatment of the most consequential work of art ever to be executed in Russia: the equestrian monument to Peter the Great, or The Bronze Horseman, as it has come to be ... More


The House on Mount Misery

Eugene Halton

in The Great Brain Suck: And Other American Epiphanies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226314655
eISBN:
9780226314679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314679.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter describes the home, now a museum, of sculptor Wharton Esherick. In 1926 he built a studio up from his farmhouse, on the top of the hill called Mount Misery. Later he moved up the hill ... More


Women Artists of the Harlem Renaissance

Amy Helene Kirschke (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460339
eISBN:
9781626740488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460339.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Female artists of the Harlem Renaissance dealt with issues that were unique to both their gender and their race. They experienced racial prejudice, which limited their ability to obtain training and ... More


Paris: The Early Years

Alexander M. Schenker

in The Bronze Horseman: Falconet's Monument to Peter the Great

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300097122
eISBN:
9780300128949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300097122.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes the life and work of Etienne-Maurice Falconet. The discussions cover Falconet's work as sculptor of Madame de Pompadour; his association with Sèvres; his intellectual pursuits; ... More


Homer and the Sculptors

Nigel Spivey

in The Archaeology of Greece and Rome: Studies in Honour of Anthony Snodgrass

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474417099
eISBN:
9781474426688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417099.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

‘In the beginning, Homer was just a very good poet living in Ionia’ (Snodgrass 1998: 11). That premise is more controversial than perhaps it seems at first sight: if Homer appeared to his ... More


Ronald Moody, from Primitive to Black British

Amanda Bidnall

in West Indian Generation: Remaking British Culture in London, 1945-1965

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781786940032
eISBN:
9781786944191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940032.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

“Ronald Moody, from Primitive to Black British” offers the first thorough, academic account of this British sculptor’s career, work, and evolving ideology as he negotiated more than fifty years in ... More


Sculpture

Shūji Tanaka

in Since Meiji: Perspectives on the Japanese Visual Arts, 1868-2000

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834418
eISBN:
9780824871239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834418.003.0012
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the history of modern Japanese sculpture from Edo to Meiji up to the postwar period. From the opening of Japan in the Meiji period, beginning in 1868, there had been ... More


Art and the Creation of Mexico’s Communist Party, 1919–1930

Stephanie J. Smith

in The Power and Politics of Art in Postrevolutionary Mexico

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635682
eISBN:
9781469635699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635682.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter 1 focuses on the founding of Mexico’s Communist Party in 1919, and the Party’s links to the influential national and international artistic movement active in Mexico throughout the 1920s. ... More


Economic Cooperation

S. C. Humphreys

in Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198788249
eISBN:
9780191830204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788249.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The practice of slavery meant an absence of apprenticeship in ancient Greece: young men who lacked property and wanted work would rely on kinsmen to teach them a craft. This chapter examines training ... More


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