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Free Access To The History Of Art: Art Reproduction And The Appropriation Of The History Of Art In Nineteenth-Century Culture

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The poor men's galleries were part of the fascinating visual culture of the nineteenth century. People of the social middle class of society showed a growing interest in art and earned enough money to read books and magazines, play music, and visit museums and theatres. An interesting type of show was the single-picture exhibition, combining one work of art with the reproduction of it. There was a wide public demand for printed reproductions, even wider than the public demand for paintings, which extended downwards from the cultural elite, through the social middle classes, to the lower sections of society where oil paintings were scarcely to be found. Reproductions presented works of art in black and white. A radical transformation that occurred during the reproduction of artworks was the change of size.

Keywords: graphic reproduction; history of art; nineteenth century; visual culture



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