Mainardi, Patricia Chercheuse accueillie (juin-décembre 2010)

  • Biographie résumée

Professor of Art History and Acting Executive Officer of the Doctoral Program in Art History at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

2008 Van Gogh Professor at the University of Amsterdam and the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

Research Fellowships from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York ; The School of Historical Studies of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton ; The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. ; The National Endowment for the Humanities ; The American Council of Learned Societies.

Charles Rufus Morey Award from The College Art Association of America, for "The Outstanding Art History Book of 1988 " for Art and Politics of the Second Empire.

  • Bibliographie restreinte

"Paths Forgotten, Calls Unheard : Illustration, Caricature, Comics in the 19th Century", Van Gogh Studies 3, 2010. "The Development of the Visual Language of the Comic Strip" in Hubert Locher and Peter J. Schneemann, ed., Grammatik der Kunstgeschichte. Zurich : Schweizerisches Institut für Kunstwissenschaft, 2008, 308-22. "Writing Nineteenth-Century Art, Then and Now" in Roland Recht, ed., Histoire de l'histoire de l'art en France au XIXe siècle. Paris, INHA, 2008, 285-99. "The Invention of Comics", Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide 6/1 (Spring 2007). Henri Monnier : The Comedy of Modern Life, James Gallery, Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2005. Guest curator, author of the exhibition catalogue. "Impressionist Replication and the Market" in Artwork Through the Market, in Jan Bakos, ed., Institute of Art History, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2004, 155-72. Husbands, Wives and Lovers : Marriage and its Discontents in Nineteenth-Century France, Yale University Press, 2003.

  • Résumé du projet de recherche

During my residency in Paris I will be completing research for my current book project, which I have tentatively titled (with a nod to Grandville) Another World : Illustrated Print Culture in Nineteenth-Century France.
Another World explores the beginnings of illustrated print culture in France from approximately 1820 to the 1850s. This period saw not only the beginnings of the illustrated press with the founding of Le Charivari in 1832 and L'Illustration in 1843, but it also produced some of the most beautiful illustrated books of the nineteenth century, as well as some of the funniest publications, namely comic books.

My study focuses on the period from about 1820 when lithography began to have a serious impact on the world of print, to the mid-1850s when most of the new publication types had already been invented and the first flush of excitement had subsided. I have already written about several aspects of this process, including the beginnings of lithographic caricature in the 1820s, the development of comics in the 1830s and 1840s, the flourishing book illustration in the 1840s, and the development of the popular prints of these decades (Images d'Epinal) into the comics of the later nineteenth-century.

My remaining research is focused on the development of the illustrated periodical press, with special attention to the types of imagery it encouraged. During these months, I will also be completing the research and revising several of the other chapters.