Critical Mediators: Locating the Art Press

Clarke, Meaghan (2010) Critical Mediators: Locating the Art Press. Visual Resources, 26 (3). pp. 226-241. ISSN 0197-3762

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The art press was fundamental to the development of Victorian art, and it documented changing patterns and transnational connections for exhibitions in the nineteenth century. The press acted as a delivery system, mediating and shaping art for an increasingly diverse reading and viewing public. The modern art world had shifted to encompass increasingly cosmopolitan urban centers, facilitating a progressively more mobile and transnational artistic exchange. Art writers formulated new critical trajectories during this period as they traveled between metropolitan centers, from London to Paris, The Hague, Munich, Rome, and beyond. In this essay I examine art writers’ mobility and the significance of international travel in their art criticism. I will focus on the overlapping categories and spaces inhabited by women journalists who wrote about artists with established reputations in Europe and consider their inhabited spaces in conjunction with their contributions to the ever‐expanding art historical literature.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Art History
Depositing User: Meaghan Clarke
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:28
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2012 10:32
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