TITLE

Response: Romancing the Modern: Nemerov, Wyeth, and the Limits of American Art History

AUTHOR(S)
Rosenberg, Eric
PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
Art Bulletin;Mar2006, Vol. 88 Issue 1, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the arguments raised by art critic Alexander Nemerov on American art in the article "The Boy in Bed: The Scene of Reading in N. C. Wyeth's Wreck of the 'Covenant'." Nemerov asserts that the interpretation of American art is based on the acknowledgment of ways in which it mobilizes the devices, tropes and ideologies of the Romantic. For the author, the painting become a virtual iconography of developmental psychology. It cites that the blackness of trauma is the subject of the painting.
ACCESSION #
20580236

 

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