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The revenge of Thomas Eakins [electronic resource] /Sidney D. Kirkpatrick.

By: Kirkpatrick, Sidney.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Henry McBride series in modernism and modernity: Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2006Description: 1 online resource (ix, 565 p., [32] p. of plates) : ill. (some col.).ISBN: 9780300128482 (electronic bk.); 0300128487 (electronic bk.); 9780300108552 (alk. paper); 0300108559 (alk. paper); 1281721956; 9781281721952.Subject(s): Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916 | Painters -- United States -- Biography | ART -- History -- General | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Artists, Architects, Photographers | Painters -- United States | ხელოვნება-- ფერწერაGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 759.13 | B Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
I: Master and apprentice -- The Eakins family of Philadelphia -- Master Benjamin -- The art of the penman -- An uncertain future -- The medical arts and the fine arts -- The Pennsylvania academy -- A dangerous young Adonis -- From temple to palace -- Heads and hands -- Letters home -- Rough around the edges -- The artist and his muse -- Picture making -- II: Artist and educator -- The road less traveled -- Champion oarsman -- The Biglin brothers racing -- Hikers and hunters -- Uncompromising realism -- A good and decent girl -- The blood-covered scalpel -- A degradation of art -- Painting heads -- The unflinching eye -- Talk of the town -- Nymph in the fountain -- The open door -- A May morning in the park -- Jerusalem in New Jersey -- Tripod and easel -- Nudes and prudes -- The lovely young men of Dove Lake -- III: Exposed and expelled -- Philanthropists and philistines -- The hanging committee -- Point of no return -- Demons and demigods -- The family skeleton -- Black care -- The bard of Camden -- A league of his own -- Dressed and undressed -- Portrait by a modern master -- Horrors of the dissecting table -- Casting for commissions -- The Pied Piper of Philadelphia -- IV: Forgiven and forgotten -- Portrait of a physicist -- Down for the count -- Outlaw in an undershirt -- Pictured lives -- Pontiffs and prelates -- Return to rush -- Artist in residence.
Summary: Thomas Eakins was misunderstood in life, his brilliant work earned little acclaim, and hidden demons tortured and drove him. Yet, the portraits he painted more than a century ago captivate us today, and he is now widely acclaimed as the finest portrait painter our nation has ever produced. This book recounts the artist's life in fascinating detail, drawing on a treasure trove of Eakins' family correspondence and papers that have only recently been discovered. Never before has Thomas Eakins' story been told with such drama, clarity, and accuracy. Sidney Kirkpatrick sets the painter's life and art in the wider context of the changing world he devoted himself to portraying, and he also addresses the artist's private life - the contradictory impulses, obsessions, and possible psychological illness that fired his work. Kirkpatrick underscores Eakins's unflinching integrity as an artist and discloses how his profound appreciation of the beauty of the human form was both the source of his greatness and ultimately of his undoing. Nevertheless, the author observes, Eakins has had his 'revenge', inspiring a new generation of realist painters and gaining the recognition that eluded him in life.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 499-538) and index.

I: Master and apprentice -- The Eakins family of Philadelphia -- Master Benjamin -- The art of the penman -- An uncertain future -- The medical arts and the fine arts -- The Pennsylvania academy -- A dangerous young Adonis -- From temple to palace -- Heads and hands -- Letters home -- Rough around the edges -- The artist and his muse -- Picture making -- II: Artist and educator -- The road less traveled -- Champion oarsman -- The Biglin brothers racing -- Hikers and hunters -- Uncompromising realism -- A good and decent girl -- The blood-covered scalpel -- A degradation of art -- Painting heads -- The unflinching eye -- Talk of the town -- Nymph in the fountain -- The open door -- A May morning in the park -- Jerusalem in New Jersey -- Tripod and easel -- Nudes and prudes -- The lovely young men of Dove Lake -- III: Exposed and expelled -- Philanthropists and philistines -- The hanging committee -- Point of no return -- Demons and demigods -- The family skeleton -- Black care -- The bard of Camden -- A league of his own -- Dressed and undressed -- Portrait by a modern master -- Horrors of the dissecting table -- Casting for commissions -- The Pied Piper of Philadelphia -- IV: Forgiven and forgotten -- Portrait of a physicist -- Down for the count -- Outlaw in an undershirt -- Pictured lives -- Pontiffs and prelates -- Return to rush -- Artist in residence.

Thomas Eakins was misunderstood in life, his brilliant work earned little acclaim, and hidden demons tortured and drove him. Yet, the portraits he painted more than a century ago captivate us today, and he is now widely acclaimed as the finest portrait painter our nation has ever produced. This book recounts the artist's life in fascinating detail, drawing on a treasure trove of Eakins' family correspondence and papers that have only recently been discovered. Never before has Thomas Eakins' story been told with such drama, clarity, and accuracy. Sidney Kirkpatrick sets the painter's life and art in the wider context of the changing world he devoted himself to portraying, and he also addresses the artist's private life - the contradictory impulses, obsessions, and possible psychological illness that fired his work. Kirkpatrick underscores Eakins's unflinching integrity as an artist and discloses how his profound appreciation of the beauty of the human form was both the source of his greatness and ultimately of his undoing. Nevertheless, the author observes, Eakins has had his 'revenge', inspiring a new generation of realist painters and gaining the recognition that eluded him in life.

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