Impressionism and Its Canon examines the diffuse relations among Impressionist artists and how history coalesced them into a uniform group. A pivotal artistic canon is that of French Impressionism. By considering the artists, the museums showcasing Impressionist artwork, the collectors who donated it to museums, and the scholars and art professionals who have written about the art, this work explores the evolution of this canon and its now iconic role in Western culture. The book also highlights the role of the public in supporting and solidifying the structure of the French Impressionist canon.
James Cutting is Professor of Psychology at Cornell University. He is an accomplished author and has contributed to numerous essay collections and journals. Professor Cutting serves as an Editor for the journal Psychological Science. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Yale University.
Chapter 1 Image Credits Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Culture, Art, and Science Chapter 4 Canons and Their Structure Chapter 5 Categories and Their Measure Chapter 6 The Impressionist Artists Chapter 7 Museums Chapter 8 Dealers and Collectors Chapter 9 The Core Canon Chapter 10 The Broader Canon Chapter 11 Scholars and Curators Chapter 12 A Second Sample Chapter 13 The Public and Mere Exposure Chapter 14 A Theory of Canon Formation and Maintenance Chapter 15 Appendices Chapter 16 Bibliography Chapter 17 Index Chapter 18 Author Information