Music and Modern Art


Author: James Leggio

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135669694

Category: Music

Page: 270

View: 9314

Music and Modern Art adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the relationship between these two fields of creative endeavor.

Music and the Southern Belle

From Accomplished Lady to Confederate Composer


Author: Candace Bailey

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809385570

Category: History

Page: 255

View: 2968

Candace Bailey’s exploration of the intertwining worlds of music and gender shows how young southern women pushed the boundaries of respectability to leave their unique mark on a patriarchal society. Before 1861, a strictly defined code of behavior allowed a southern woman to identify herself as a “lady” through her accomplishments in music, drawing, and writing, among other factors. Music permeated the lives of southern women, and they learned appropriate participation through instruction at home and at female training institutions. A belle’s primary venue was the parlor, where she could demonstrate her usefulness in the domestic circle by providing comfort and serving to enhance social gatherings through her musical performances, often by playing the piano or singing. The southern lady performed in public only on the rarest of occasions, though she might attend public performances by women. An especially talented lady who composed music for a broader audience would do so anonymously so that her reputation would remain unsullied. The tumultuous Civil War years provided an opportunity for southern women to envision and attempt new ways to make themselves useful to the broader, public society. While continuing their domestic responsibilities and taking on new ones, young women also tested the boundaries of propriety in a variety of ways. In a broad break with the past, musical ladies began giving public performances to raise money for the war effort, some women published patriotic Confederate music under their own names, supporting their cause and claiming public ownership for their creations. Bailey explores these women’s lives and analyzes their music. Through their move from private to public performance and publication, southern ladies not only expanded concepts of social acceptability but also gained a valued sense of purpose. Music and the Southern Belle places these remarkable women in their social context, providing compelling insight into southern culture and the intricate ties between a lady’s identity and the world of music. Augmented by incisive analysis of musical compositions and vibrant profiles of composers, this volume is the first of its kind, making it an essential read for devotees of Civil War and southern history, gender studies, and music.

Auguste Renoir Two Girls at the Piano Vintage Art Journal


Author: Epic Love Books

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781724038647

Category: Art

Page: 102

View: 8788

A beautiful Auguste Renoir vintage painting on a notebook that features his artwork Two Girls at the Piano. This pretty pastel art journal features impressionist work from the 1800s. The lovely pink back and side cover complete an elegant girl's journal or diary. 6 x 9 book, 100 lined pages.

Nineteenth- and Twentieth-century Paintings


Author: Richard R. Brettell,Paul Hayes Tucker,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),Natalie Henderson Lee

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588393496

Category: Art

Page: 466

View: 8109

Robert Lehman (1891{u2013}1969), one of the foremost art collectors of his generation, embraced the work of both traditional and modern masters. This volume catalogues 130 nineteenth- and twentieth-century paintings that are now part of the Robert Lehman Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The majority of the works are by artists based in France, but there are also examples from the United States, Latin America, and India, reflecting Lehman{u2019}s global interests. The catalogue opens with outstanding paintings by Ingres, Théodore Rousseau, and Corot, among other early nineteenth-century artists. They are joined by an exemplary selection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works by Degas, Renoir, Sisley, Pissarro, Seurat, Signac, Van Gogh, Cézanne, and Gauguin. Twentieth-century masters represented here include Bonnard, Matisse, Rouault, Dalí, and Balthus. There are also newly researched modern works by Vicente do Rego Monteiro, Kees van Dongen, Dietz Edzard, and D. G. Kulkarni (dizi). Robert Lehman{u2019}s cultivated taste for nineteenth-century French academic practitioners and his intuitive eye for emerging young artists of his own time are documented and discussed. Three hundred comparative illustrations supplement the catalogue entries, as do extensively researched provenance information, exhibition histories, and references. The volume also includes a bibliography and indexes.

Women Making Music

The Western Art Tradition, 1150-1950


Author: Jane M. Bowers,Judith Tick

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252014703

Category: Music

Page: 409

View: 4653

"Do look after my music!" Irene Wienawska Polowski exclaimed before her death in 1932. And from the urgency of that sentiment the authors here have taken their cue to reveal and "look after" the previously neglected contributions of women throughout the history of Western art music. The first work of its kind, Women Making Music presents biographies of outstanding performers and composers, as well as analyses of women musicians as a class, and provides examples of music from all periods including medieval chant, Renaissance song, Baroque opera, German lieder, and twentieth-century composition. Unlike most standard historical surveys, the book not only sheds light upon the musical achievements of women, it also illuminates the historical contexts that shaped and defined those achievements.

The Girls of Slender Means (New Directions Classic)


Author: Muriel Spark

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811221040

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

View: 9926

"Long ago in 1945 all the nice people in England were poor, allowing for exceptions," begins The Girls of Slender Means, Dame Muriel Spark's tragic and rapier-witted portrait of a London ladies' hostel just emerging from the shadow of World War II. Like the May of Teck Club itself—"three times window shattered since 1940 but never directly hit"—its lady inhabitants do their best to act as if the world were back to normal: practicing elocution, and jostling over suitors and a single Schiaparelli gown. The novel's harrowing ending reveals that the girls' giddy literary and amorous peregrinations are hiding some tragically painful war wounds. Chosen by Anthony Burgess as one of the Best Modern Novels in the Sunday Times of London, The Girls of Slender Means is a taut and eerily perfect novel by an author The New York Times has called "one of this century's finest creators of comic-metaphysical entertainment."

Stage Door


Author: Edna Ferber,George Simon Kaufman

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822210696

Category: Drama

Page: 109

View: 2358

THE STORY: The play concerns a group of young girls who have come to New York to study acting and find jobs. The scene is Mrs. Orcutt's boarding house, where the hopes and ambitions of sixteen young women are revealed in scenes of entertaining come

Inside the Sun

Journey Through the Heart of Your Nearest Star


Author: Margaret Klim

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595299822

Category: Fiction

Page: 132

View: 5175

Have you ever wondered how events occurring inside the sun can trigger changes on earth? Travel at the speed of light into the sun. Learn how a UC Berkeley student navigates through a year of turbulent demonstrations and protests. Discover how her life is an extended metaphor of the sun. Watch politics changes the lives of her colleagues. Warning: Enter the sun at your own risk! Your eyes might become radio telescopes. You are guaranteed to look at the universe from a new point of view.

Recent Acquisitions

A Selection, 1986-1987


Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870995049

Category: Art

Page: 111

View: 753