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Sheriff, Mary D.

Overview
Works: 57 works in 156 publications in 2 languages and 6,373 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt, Contributor, Honoree, Speaker
Classifications: ND1329.V53, 759.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mary D Sheriff
Moved by love : inspired artists and deviant women in eighteenth-century France by Mary D Sheriff( )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No happy endings, though, were imagined for such inspired women writers as Sappho and Heloise, who burned with an erotomania their art could not quench. Even so, Sheriff demonstrates that the perceived connections among sexuality, creativity, and disease also opened artistic opportunities for women - and creative women took full advantage of them."--Jacket
Cultural contact and the making of European art since the age of exploration by Mary D Sheriff( )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""This groundbreaking book allows the reader to appreciate the complexity and variety of cultural contacts that have shaped not only European art, but also the very idea of Europe." David O' Brien, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign." ""The questions that are engaged in this volume have profound implications for all forms of cultural production and will help transform how we think about and understand art made in Europe and elsewhere. A masterfully conceived and organized collection." Melessa Hyde, University of Florida" "Art historians have long been accustomed to thinking about art and artists in terms of national traditions, and many general histories, textbooks, and museums of European art are organized around this notion. This volume takes a different approach, suggesting that organization based on national divisions often obscures the processes of cultural appropriation and global exchange that shaped the visual arts in Europe in fundamental ways between 1492 and the early twentieth century." "Essays in Cultural Contact and the Making of European Art since the Age of Exploration analyze distinct zones of contact--between various European states, between Asia and Europe, or between Europe and so-called primitive cultures in Africa, the Americas, and the South Pacific--focusing mainly but not exclusively on painting, drawing, or the decorative arts. Each case foregrounds the centrality of international borrowings and counters conceptions of European art as a "pure" tradition uninfluenced by the artistic forms of other cultures. The contributors analyze the social, cultural, commercial, and political conditions--including tourism, colonialism, religious pilgrimage, trade missions, and scientific voyages--that enabled these exchanges well before the modern age of globalization." "The contributors are Claire Farago, Elisabeth A. Fraser, Julie Hochstrasser, Christopher M. S. Johns, Carol Mavor, Mary D. Sheriff, and Lyneise E. Williams."--BOOK JACKET
The exceptional woman : Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun and the cultural politics of art by Mary D Sheriff( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun (1755-1842) was an enormously successful painter, a favorite portraitist of Marie-Antoinette, and one of the few women accepted into the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture. In her role as an artist, she was simultaneously flattered as a charming woman and vilified as monstrously unfeminine. In the Exceptional Woman, Mary D. Sheriff uses Vigee-Lebrun's career to explore the contradictory position of "woman-artist" in the moral, philosophical, professional, and medical debates about women in eighteenth-century France. Central to Sheriff's analysis is one key question: given the cultural norms and social attitudes that regulated a woman's activities, how could Vigee-Lebrun conceive of herself as an artist, and indeed become a successful one, in old-regime France. Paying particular attention to painted and textual self-portraits, Sheriff shows how Vigee-Lebrun's images and memoirs undermined the assumptions about "woman" and the strictures imposed on women. Engaging ancien-regime philosophy as well as modern feminism, psychoanalysis, literary theory, and art criticism, Sheriff's interpretations of Vigee-Lebrun's paintings challenge us to rethink the work of this controversial woman artist
Fragonard : art and eroticism by Mary D Sheriff( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royalists to romantics : women artists from the Louvre, Versailles and other French national collections by Laura Auricchio( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rich collections of paintings and sculptures by women in the Louvre, Versailles, Fontainebleau, and other venerable French collections present an outstanding opportunity to explore the important contributions that women artists made in France between 1750 and 1848, a period that saw the waning of the ancien regime, the traumas of the French Revolution, the rise and fall of Napoleon, and the restoration of the monarchy. 'Royalists to Romantics' features some seventy-five paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings by thirty-five French women artists of this era. These stunning works both illuminate their makers' careers and offer a new narrative about the art world of the Revolutionary period. Published to accompany a major exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, this beautifully illustrated book examines eighteenth-century French theories of sexual difference and their influence on the 'woman-artist question'; paradoxical Revolutionary attitudes toward women artists, who encountered as many new limitations as opportunities; and the complex ways that women marketed their reputations and managed their cultural positions in France's intricate social and artistic hierarchy. Accompanies a major exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC from February 24- May 31, 2012
Antoine Watteau : perspectives on the artist and the culture of his time( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enchanted islands : picturing the allure of conquest in eighteenth-century France by Mary D Sheriff( Book )

8 editions published between 2018 and 2020 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 'Enchanted Islands', art historian Mary D. Sheriff explores the legendary, fictional, and real islands that filled the French imagination during the ancien régime as they appeared in royal ballets and festivals, epic literature, paintings, engravings, book illustrations, and other objects. Some of the islands were mythical and found in the most popular literary texts of the day. Islands featured prominently, for instance, in Ariostos Orlando furioso, Tassos Gerusalemme liberata, and Fenelons, Telemachus. Other islands--real ones, such as Tahiti and St. Domingue--the French learned about from the writings of travelers and colonists. All of them were imagined to be the home of enchantresses who used magic to conquer heroes by promising sensual and sexual pleasure
Becoming a woman in the Age of Enlightenment : French art from the Horvitz Collection by Melissa Lee Hyde( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment: French Art from the Horvitz Collection' is primarily an exhibition of drawings but will include pastels, paintings, and sculptures selected from one of the world's best private collections of French drawings. The exhibition will feature nearly 120 works by many of the most prominent artists of the eighteenth century, including Antoine Watteau, Nicolas Lancret, François Boucher, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, as well as lesser-known artists both male and female, such as Anne Vallayer-Coster, Gabrielle Capet, François-André Vincent, Philibert-Louis Debucourt. Ranging from spirited, improvisational sketches and figural studies, to highly finished drawings of exquisite beauty, the works included in the exhibition vary in terms of style, genre, and period. Becoming a Woman will be organized into thematic sections that address some of the most important and defining questions of women's lives in the eighteenth century. These include: how the stages of a woman's life were measured ; what cultural attitudes and conditions in France shaped how women were defined ; what significant relations women formed with men ; what social and familial rituals gave order to their lives ; what pleasures they pursued ; and what work they accomplished. The aim is to bring new insights to the questions of what it meant to be a woman in this period, by offering the first exhibition to focus specifically on representations of women of a broad range of ages and conditions. Exhibition: Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA (06.10.-31.12.2017)
The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2013( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The p̲o̲r̲t̲r̲a̲i̲t̲s̲ ̲d̲e̲ ̲f̲a̲n̲t̲a̲s̲i̲e̲ of J.-H. Fragonard : a study in eighteenth-century art and theory by Mary D Sheriff( )

12 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corrélations : les objets du décor au siècle des Lumières by Anne Perrin-Khelissa( )

1 edition published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'ouvrage entend porter un regard renouvelé sur l'ameublement des demeures, en interrogeant la qualité artistique et technique des objets, mais aussi leurs significations sociales et culturelles
Taking shape : finding sculpture in the decorative arts : an exhibition co-organised by the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California by Rosa Giorgi( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This exhibition challenges the reasons why sculpture is usually considered alone, in the gallery, and the decorative arts are considered as part of a period setting. It suggests that by breaking away from these conventional categories we can see how sculpture is also part of a spatial conversation, and how furniture and fittings can be appreciated as unique works." "With five original essays and forty complete catalogue entries, this publication both documents an exhibition and goes beyond it, opening our eyes to the fluidity of formal language in the 'long' eighteenth century, and to the ways in which objects can change according to whether they are seen together or apart, as mobile or fixed, as two- or three-dimensional, as ideal or as functional."--Jacket
The portraits de fantasie of J.-H. Fragonard : a study in eighteenth-century art and theory by Mary D Sheriff( )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pour l'histoire des femmes artistes : historiographie, politique et théorie by Mary D Sheriff( )

1 edition published in 2017 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women, art and the politics of identity in eighteenth-century Europe by Melissa Lee Hyde( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eighteenth century is recognized as a complex period of dramatic epistemic shifts that would have profound effects on the modern world. This collection of essays addresses women's activities as patrons and as "patronized" artists over the course of the century. Some essays are concerned with how women's involvement in the arts allowed them to fashion identities for themselves (whether national, political, religious, intellectual, artistic, or gender-based) and how such self-fashioning in turn enabled them to negotiate or intervene in the public domains of culture and politics where "The Woman Question" was so hotly debated. Other essays examine how men's patronage of women also served as a vehicle for self-fashioning for both artist and sponsor. Artists and patrons discussed include: Carriera; Queen Lovisa Ulrike and Chardin; the Bourbon Princesses Mlle Clermont, Mme Adélaïde and Nattier; the Duchess of Osuna and Goya; Marie-Antoinette and Vigée-Lebrun; Labille-Guiard; Queen Carolina of Naples, Prince Stanislaus Poniatowski of Poland and Kauffman; David and his students, Mesdames Benoist, Lavoisier and Mongez
Art history new voices/new visions( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Portraits de fantasie of J.-H. Fragonard : a study in 18th-century art and theory by Mary D Sheriff( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decorating knowledge : the ornamental book, the philosophic image and the naked truth by Mary D Sheriff( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invention, resemblance, and Fragonard's portraits de fantaisie by Mary D Sheriff( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Body narratives : motion and emotion in the French Enlightenment by University of Chicago( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the first art historical interrogation of the body as an object and discursive ensemble that questions the power and limits of visual representation. This book explores, in broad terms, the representations and understandings of the body's physical and psychological movement's meanings during the French Enlightenment in its many guises--artistic, esthetic, social, and erotic. It is centered on the fundamental tension between stasis and movement, which is both constitutive of art historical reflection and embedded in the body's existence. Stasis and movement not only correspond to the potential modalities of the body’s visual representations, but they are also the conditions which govern the relationship between the viewer and the artwork as well as that between the viewers and the spaces in which they encounter the represented body. Based on this dialectic, the present book proposes a dynamic approach of the body considered as a focus of composition, an object of interrogation and a site of meaning during a time when the body became the focus of an increasing number of artistic, technical, scientific and philosophical inquiries directly connected to larger historical forces and discourses. During this time, the body’s stasis and movement became the vehicles for recording cultural and social transformations, but also the producers of new meanings inherent to the body itself and unveiled by the development of the new scientific and philosophical approaches of it"--Publisher's website
 
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Moved by love : inspired artists and deviant women in eighteenth-century France
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Cultural contact and the making of European art since the age of explorationThe exceptional woman : Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun and the cultural politics of artFragonard : art and eroticismAntoine Watteau : perspectives on the artist and the culture of his timeTaking shape : finding sculpture in the decorative arts : an exhibition co-organised by the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CaliforniaWomen, art and the politics of identity in eighteenth-century Europe
Alternative Names
Jones Mary Sheriff

Mary Sheriff American art historian

Mary Sheriff Amerikaans kunsthistorica (1950-2016)

Mary Sheriff historiadora de l'art estatunidenca

Mary Sheriff historiadora del arte estadounidense

Mary Sheriff historiadora del arte estauxunidense (1950–2016)

Sheriff, Mary.

Sheriff, Mary 1950-2016

Sheriff, Mary Diana Lee.

Languages
English (113)

French (1)