Victor Arnautoff reigned as San Francisco's leading mural painter during the New Deal era. Yet that was only part of an astonishing life journey from Tsarist officer to leftist painter. Robert W. Cherny's masterful biography of Arnautoff braids the artist's work with his increasingly leftist politics and the tenor of his times. Delving into sources on Russian emigres and San Francisco's arts communities, Cherny traces Arnautoff's life from refugee art student and assistant to Diego Rivera to prominence in the New Deal's art projects and a faculty position at Stanford University. As Arnautoff's politics moved left, he often incorporated working people and people of color into his treatment of the American past and present. In the 1950s, however, his participation in leftist organizations and a highly critical cartoon of Richard Nixon landed him before the House Un-American Activities Committee and led to calls for his dismissal from Stanford. Arnautoff eventually departed America, a refugee of another kind, now fleeing personal loss and the disintegration of the left-labor culture that had nurtured him, before resuming his artistic career in the Soviet Union that he had fought in his youth to destroy. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
First edition. - St. Helena, California, USA : Helena History Press, 2014.
Book — xx, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Figures Acknowledgments Introduction: The Art Market and Its Models "Secession" in a Hungarian context? A Working Definition of Modernism Chapter 1: An Art Market Develops in a Provincial Capital of the Habsburg Empire and Becomes the Center of the Hungarian Art World Artaria as the Model for the Central European Art Dealer The Early Art Market in Pest The Establishment of the Pesti Muegylet The First Exhibitions of the Muegylet Jacopo Marastoni's Reign over the Art Market in the 1840s and 50s Struggles within the Pesti Muegylet over Hungarian-ness Chapter 2: The QuickRise and Sudden Irrelevance of the Salon System The Struggle of the Hungarian Artist The Formation of the OMKT The First OMKT exhibition The OMKT's Structure The First Mucsarnok The OMKT Catalogues The Economics of Painting during the OMKT's Monopoly The Independent Jury and Kezdi-Kovacs' Consolidation of Power The Increasing Irrelevance OMKT Chapter 3: The Nemzeti Szalon Shatters the OMKT's Monopoly The Crisis Years of the 1890s The Establishment of the Nemzeti Szalon First Exhibitions in Budapest and the Countryside Other Revolts: Hollosy School/Nagybanya, Thorma's Martyrs of Arad, the 1900 Salon des Refuses How the Hock Affair Defined the Future of the Art Market The Golden Age of the Nemzeti Szalon under Ernst The New Building on Erzsebet ter The Revolt of the Artist Proletariat under Kezdi-Kovacs The M.I.E.N.K. The Consolidation of Power by Kezdi-Kovacs Chapter 4: Galleries Arise as the New Model of Commerce Galleries in the Late Nineteenth Century The Urania The Eggenberger Self-Staged Exhibitions The KEVE The Salon des Refuses of 1908 Printing in the Later Nineteenth Century The Konyves Kalman Szalon and Rippl-Ronai's Auction The Muveszhaz and the Role of Miklos Rozsa The Ernst Muzeum Conclusion: Returning to the Question of the Hungarian "Secession" Bibliography Appendix: Analysis of Producers, and Market Capacity Total Number of Works Exhibited in a Year Number of Works Exhibited at Each Exhibition Index of Names, Places, Movements, and Institutions
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This important work by American historian Jeffrey Taylor, who spent the last two decades in Hungary and earned his PhD at Central European University in Budapest, serves to detail the nineteenth-century origin of the art market in a Central European nation as its economy was shifting from total dependence on agriculture to a mixed industrial/agricultural model during the Industrial Revolution. The creation of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy in 1867 provided Hungary with a measure of equality with Austria, initiating a period when the social and cultural development of Hungary and its newly emerging professional and merchant classes provided a new marketplace, which while bourgeois in nature nevertheless brought "art" to a greater portion of the population. Taylor provides us with a fascinating history, beginning in eighteen hundred, of the art market of Hungary, of the rise of modernism and its conflict with traditional elements. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Brussels : Mercatorfonds,  New Haven : Distributed by Yale University Press, 
Book — 303 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
An allegory. 'Mars and Minerva have never been the best of friends' / Koenraad Brosens ; New mythologies on the eve of the revolution / Goedele Pulinx
Echoes of devastated cities. The smoke of Troy / Maarten de Pourcq ; The library of Alexandrea / Monica Berti ; Rome 1527 / Wim Blockmans ; Beirut : 'if time is my problem' / Ghalya Saadawi
The shock of the Great War. The burning of Leuven / Mark Derez ; Reims : the bombarded Cathedral / Mark Derez ; 'Kultur', 'Zivilisation' / Christina Kott ; Literary voices on war and culture / Anke Gilleir
The visible sign : the ruin. War tourism with and without rubble / Dominiek Dendooven ; The sublime ruin of the city / Steven Jacobs ; Dresden's contradictory modernities / Mark Jarzombek ; Imaging Hiroshima / Yukie Kamiya --Iconoclastic traditions. A desire for purity? / Eline van Assche ; The revolt of futurism / Johan de Smet ; Book-burning / Tom Verschaffel ; Goodby Hero! / Marjan Sterckx
Emperors and art thieves. The Roman triumph : parading the plunder / Margaret M. Miles ; The invention of the universal museum / Dominique Poulot ; Hitler's 'Füher Museum' / Birgit Schwarz ; The Jewish restitution issue / Bert Demarsin
A broader horizon. The conquistadores and Meso-America's pre-Columbian patrimony / César Manrique Figueroa ; The identity of a colonial treasury / Debora Silverman ; China's Cultural Revolution / Rebecca Knuth ; From Abkhazia to Bamiyan : hitting where it hurts / Eva Brems and Yaiza Janssens
Stages in the history of monument preservation. Vandalism and conservation in the French Revolution / Wessel Krul ; Nineteenth-century restoration mania / Linda van Santvoort ; Heritage policy during the First World War / Marnix Beyen ; The Haguie Convention, 1954 / Sigrid van der Auwera and Koenraad van Balen
Modern propaganda. Death and ruins, but not La fin de la grande guerre / Annette Becker ; The accelerated circulation of images / Peter Weibel
List of exhibited works.
The year 2014 marks the one hundredth anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, and the beginning of the conflict that would become known as World War I. In addition to the devastating loss of human life, the Great War was also responsible for the destruction of historic buildings and monuments, the theft of precious artworks, and the burning of untold numbers of books. Ravaged uses this anniversary as a poignant gateway to a greater discussion of the effect of war on artistic heritage. Beginning with the Trojan War and weaving a compelling cross-cultural narrative that ends in the 21st-century Middle East, this affecting publication explores how cultural treasures often became silent victims of armed conflict. Illustrations highlight over two hundred artworks and relics, which are often featured alongside complementary written reflections from contemporary artists. This thoughtful book is a graceful homage to centuries of lost artistic treasures. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Осторожно, люди! : международная выставка-конкурс политического плаката и карикатуры : Россия Санкт-Петербург = Careful, people! : Inernational Art Contest and Exhibition of Political Posters and Caricature : Russia St.-Petersburg
Sankt-Peterburg : Notabene, 2011. Санкт-Петербург : Notabene, 2011.