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FA-11832-77

Linda Nochlin
New York University (New York, NY 10012-1019)

Gustave Courbet and His Century: Themes, Styles, and Social Issues

To complete a major study of the French 19th century realist painter. Gustave Courbet, which is tentatively entitled: Gustave Courbet and His Century: Themes. Styles and Social Issues. Study will consider the following critical areas: l) Courbet's total oeuvre; 2) the relation of Courbet's work and intentions to Fourierism 3) Courbet and his critics; 4) Courbet's treatment of the nude, both as erotic subject and insofar as his Bathers constitute a critical iconographical turning point between the mythological subjects of tradition and the "subjectless" motifs of later art; 5) Courbet and the Commune.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$15,966 (approved)
$15,966 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1977 – 6/30/1978