Volume 1, Issue 1 | Spring 2002
Whither Nineteenth-Century Art History? Whither the Field of Nineteenth-Century Art History?
commentaries by Annette Blaugrund, Werner Busch, Henri Dorra, Lynda Nead, and Linda Nochlin

Five senior scholars offer their personal views on where the discipline has been, where it is today, and what might be ahead.


Ballerini on Braun
The Legendary Cossacks: Anarchy and Nationalism in the Conceptions of Ilya Repin and Nikolai Gogol
by Walther K. Lang
The Zaporozhian Cossacks, painted by Ilya Repin in the years 1880-1891, echoed some of the clichés found in Nikolai Gogol's historical tale Taras Bulba (1835-42). The diverse qualities ascribed to the legendary Cossacks made them a mirror of Russians' national identity and unfullfilled aspirations.
Lang on Repin Young Women in Old Clothes: The Politics of Adolphe Braun's Personifications of Alsace and Lorraine
by Julia Ballerini
Meighan on Motherhood In Praise of Motherhood: The Promise and Failure of Painting for Social Reform in Late-Nineteenth-Century Italy
by Judith Meighan
Pinson on Trompe l'oeil Trompe l'oeil: Photography's Illusion Reconsidered
by Stephen C. Pinson
Sperling on the Art Union "Art, Cheap and Good": The Art Union in England and the United States, 1840–60
by Joy Sperling
Thomas on Tourism The Topographical Aesthetic in French Tourism and Landscape
by Greg M. Thomas
Tolini on Zoological Fantasy "Beetle Abominations" and Birds on Bonnets: Zoological Fantasy in Late-Nineteenth-Century Dress
by Michelle Tolini
Young on Pugin A. W. N. Pugin's Mount Saint Bernard Abbey: The International Character of England's Nineteenth-Century Monastic Revival
by Victoria M. Young
Terra Foundation Fellowships in American Art
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