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The Avant Garde

David Cottington.

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: 19th-Century Art. 152 pages.

The Avant Garde: A Very Short Introduction explores the concept of the ‘avant-garde’ and examines its wider context through the development of western modernity, capitalist culture, and the...

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The avant-garde and revolution

in The Avant Garde

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 19th-Century Art. 5773 words.

Eugène Delacroix's painting Liberty Leading the People of 1830 is arguably the most enduring image of revolutionary insurrection in the history of art. Artworks such as this mean that the...

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Conclusion

in The Avant Garde

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 19th-Century Art. 2090 words.

In the first decade of the 21st century, the term ‘the creative industries’ became ubiquitous and a fashionable notion. The term ‘creativity’ was seen to have value beyond its usage....

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Consumerism and co-option

in The Avant Garde

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 19th-Century Art. 6589 words.

What is the relationship between the artistic avant-garde and the commodity culture of the immediate pre-First World War period? What was the cultural and social position of the newly...

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Introduction

in The Avant Garde

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 19th-Century Art. 7068 words.

The Introduction looks at the background to the term ‘avant-garde’ and how it became connected with modernism. Originally a French military term, how did it to come to mean what it means...

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Origins: emergence and consolidation 1820–1914

in The Avant Garde

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 19th-Century Art. 8681 words.

‘Origins: emergence and consolidation 1820–1914’ charts the beginnings of avant-garde. The concept moved from military to political during the French Revolution and its aftermath. Shortly...

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Professionalisms and politics between the wars

David Cottington.

in The Avant Garde

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: 19th-Century Art. 7317 words.

The First World War marked a transition in the process of consolidation of an avant-garde formation from the previous generation to a new one. ‘Professionalisms and politics between the...

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