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Author Kimball, Roger
Title The Rape of the Masters : How Political Correctness Sabotages Art
Imprint New York : Encounter Books, 2005
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Descript 1 online resource (224 pages)
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Note Title Page -- Dedication -- A Note on Sources -- Preface -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 - Psychoanalyzing Courbet -- A straightforward realist? -- "Presentness" on parade -- Structurally feminine art? -- The triumph of the imaginary -- Chapter 2 - Inventing Mark Rothko -- Was Rothko a realist? -- Rothko and "the human drama" -- The structure of a pietà? -- Chapter 3 - Fantasizing Sargent -- Inflections, nuance, possibility -- Today's "interpretive horizon" -- A campaign for decivilization -- Beyond the bounds of credibility -- Chapter 4 - Inebriating Rubens -- "The Apelles of our age" -- Rubens as Silenus? -- Chapter 5 - Modernizing Winslow Homer -- The quintessential Yankee -- Sharks and other "outside matters" -- Homer and the race card -- Chapter 6 - Fetishizing Gauguin -- The artificial savage -- Dreaming before nature -- Avant-garde fetishization -- Chapter 7 - Deconcealing van Gogh -- Was van Gogh a metaphysician? -- Verbal vertigo -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgements -- Notes -- Index -- Copyright Page
"The Rape of the Masters" exposes the charlatanry that fuels much academic art history and leaks into the art world generally, affecting galleries, museums and catalogues. It also provides an engaging antidote to the tendentious, politically motivated assaults on our treasured sources of culture and civilization
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Kimball, Roger The Rape of the Masters : How Political Correctness Sabotages Art New York : Encounter Books,c2005 9781594031212
Subject Politics in art.;Political correctness
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