Moving Pictures: American Art and Early Film, 1880-1910

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This publication explores the complex relationship between American art and early film. From the photographs of Muybridge, Marey, and Eakins of the 1880s, to the first films of the 1890s which drew from established conventions of American art, to the New York films and art of the first decades of the twentieth century, the struggle between art and film both polarized and inspired the artists of its era.

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Contents

Comparison and Judgment across Theater Film
5
Early Film and American Artistic Traditions NANCY MOWLL MATHEWS
39
Dialogues with Churchs Niagara
48
and Homers Seascapes KATHERINE MANTHORNE
55
John Singer Sargents Moving Pictures ERICA HIRSHLER
61
The Body in Motion NANCY MOWLL MATHEWS
73
Leaving Traces MARTA BRAUN
95
Eugen Sandow and Visual Culture CHARLES MUSSER
104
The City in Motion NANCY MOWLL MATHEWS
117
Childe Hassam and Moving Pictures
130
Movies and Moving through the City JOYCE SCHILLER
139
Interactions NANCY MOWLL MATHEWS
145
The Film Crowd ANTONIA LANT
159
Seeing Touching Fleeing MICHAEL LEJA
165
Exhibition Checklist
173
Lenders to the Exhibition
183

Boxing Art and Cinema DAN STREIBLE
111

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About the author (2005)

Nancy Mowll Mathews is the Eugenie Prendergast Senior Curator of 19th and 20th Century Art and Lecturer in Art, Williams College Museum of Art.

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