The art press at the fin de siècle: women, collecting, and connoisseurship

Clarke, Meaghan (2015) The art press at the fin de siècle: women, collecting, and connoisseurship. Visual Resources, 31 (1-2). pp. 15-30. ISSN 0197-3762

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Abstract

The role of the art press has been proved crucial in the early formation of art history. The study of art criticism at the turn of the century, however, is still mainly focused on male figures, such as Roger Fry (1866–1934) and Bernard Berenson (1865–1959). In fact, evidence indicates that women were important contributors to these debates through their contributions in the new periodicals: The Studio, The Connoisseur, and The Burlington Magazine. This essay offers key examples of women writers, such as Julia Frankau (1859–1916), Julia Cartwright (1851–1924), and Mary Berenson (1864–1944). It explores thematic case studies on decorative art, the Old Masters, and collections history. Although these writers lacked institutional affiliations, their scholarly approaches overturn gender stereotypes of superficiality. Women writers were also often attuned to the interconnectivity of the press, collecting, art production, and the art market.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Art History
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR > N5198 Private collections and collectors
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general > NX0700 Patronage of the arts
Depositing User: Fiona Allan
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2015 13:20
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2015 13:20
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/58825
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