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The Mediatization of the Artist

Editors: Esner, Rachel, Kisters, Sandra (Eds.)

  • The first book to examine in depth the visual media presence of the artist from the nineteenth century to the contemporary period
  • Offers perspectives on a wide range of media from the illustrated press to photography, film to popular media and new media
  • Relevant to academics and students of art history, media studies, film studies, journalism, history of the press, and sociology
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About this book

This book offers trans-historical and trans-national perspectives on the image of “the artist” as a public figure in the popular discourse and imagination. Since the rise of notions of artistic autonomy and the simultaneous demise of old systems of patronage from the late eighteenth century onwards, artists have increasingly found themselves confronted with the necessity of developing a public persona. In the same period, new audiences for art discovered their fascination for the life and work of the artist. The rise of new media such as the illustrated press, photography and film meant that the needs of both parties could easily be satisfied in both words and images. Thanks to these “new” media, the artist was transformed from a simple producer of works of art into a public figure. The aim of this volume is to reflect on this transformative process, and to study the specific role of the media themselves. Which visual media were deployed, to what effect, and with what kind of audiences in mind? How did the artist, critic, photographer and filmmaker interact in the creation of these representations of the artist’s image?

About the authors

Rachel Esner is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. She is a specialist in nineteenth-century French art and photography. Her research focuses on the artist’s studio and the emergence of the artist as a public figure. Among others, she is co-editor of Hiding Making – Showing Creation: The Studio from Turner to Tacita Dean (2013).

Sandra Kisters is Head of Collection and Research at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Her research focuses on the (self-)representation of the modern artist. Her publications include the edited volume Hiding Making – Showing Creation: The Studio from Turner to Tacita Dean (2013), and The Lure of the Biographical: On the (Self)-Representation of Modern Artists (2017).

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Esner, Rachel (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • “At Home”: Visiting the Artist’s Studio in the Nineteenth-Century French Illustrated Press

    Esner, Rachel

    Pages 15-30

  • Success Stories and Martyrologies: Images of Artists in Elsevier’s Geïllustreerd Maandschrift

    Tibbe, Lieske

    Pages 31-46

  • “Les épisodes de la vie d’un artiste intéressent beaucoup.” The Power of the Media and How to Use It: An Exploration of Ensor’s Self-Mediatization

    Todts, Herwig

    Pages 47-59

  • Artists’ Confessions to Tériade in L’Intransigeant, 1928–1929: The Construction of a Public Image

    Sfakianaki, Poppy

    Pages 61-78

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for Brazil (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66230-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for Brazil
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66229-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Mediatization of the Artist
Editors
  • Rachel Esner
  • Sandra Kisters
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66230-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66230-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66229-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 269
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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