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dc.contributor.advisorShiff, Richarden
dc.creatorHaskell, Caitlin Welshen
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-25T20:54:52Zen
dc.date.available2012-06-25T20:54:52Zen
dc.date.issued2012-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2012en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2012-05-5135en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation considers Henri Rousseau (1844-1910) as a painter and as a figure of discourse. It addresses the longstanding concern of Rousseau’s resistance to interpretation and proposes that this derives from Rousseau’s incomplete fulfillment of the professional obligations of the artist, specifically, from his failure to motivate his work through the pursuit of what modern art critics commonly called “a problem.” Rousseau did not practice painting as artists of his day did, and because of this difference—first articulated by Guillaume Apollinaire in 1908 as an absence of artistic inquiétude—he entered the discourse of art with unprecedented susceptibility to reinvention. The Rousseau we know today, the Rousseau who was a miraculous modernist in the interwar period, and the Rousseau who emerged in the context of the avant-garde in the earliest years of the twentieth century share little besides a name, and this frustrates any effort to write a coherent history of the painter and his pictures. Rather than propose once again Rousseau’s recuperation into a traditional art-historical narrative, this dissertation tells the history of a maker who produced admirable images but fulfilled few other author-functions, and it tells the history of writers who, compensating for Rousseau’s authorial deficits, produced a new artist, a new body of work, and widespread puzzlement about the place of each in the history of modern art.en
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dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectHenri Rousseauen
dc.subjectDouanier Rousseauen
dc.subjectLe Douaunier Rousseauen
dc.subjectModern arten
dc.subjectModern paintingen
dc.subjectTwentieth-century arten
dc.subjectTwentieth-century paintingen
dc.subjectArt criticismen
dc.subjectPainter without a problemen
dc.subjectJust paintingen
dc.subjectDaniel Catton Richen
dc.subjectAlfred H. Barr, Jr.en
dc.subjectAndre Salmonen
dc.subjectGuillaume Apollinaireen
dc.subjectClive Bellen
dc.subjectRoger Fryen
dc.subjectThe Sleeping Gypsyen
dc.subjectJungle paintingsen
dc.subjectBonne feteen
dc.subjectThe Holy Familyen
dc.subjectIntention deficit disorderen
dc.subjectTree of modern arten
dc.subjectProfessionalismen
dc.subjectCritical resistanceen
dc.titleHenri Rousseau, 1908 and after : the corpus, criticism, and history of a painter without a problemen
dc.date.updated2012-06-25T20:55:05Zen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2012-05-5135en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCharlesworth, Michaelen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberChilds, Elizabeth C.en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberClarke, John R.en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHenderson, Lindaen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPeers, Glennen
dc.description.departmentArt Historyen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentArt Historyen
thesis.degree.disciplineArt Historyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen


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