The missing link in the modern world

Goodall, Jane (2009) The missing link in the modern world. In: Darwin: art and the search for origins. Wienand Verlag, Cologne, Germany, pp. 172-187. ISBN 978-3-87909-973-3

Abstract

2009 is a double jubilee for Charles Darwin (1809-1882). The world celebrates his 200th birthday and also the 150th anniversary of the first edition of his epoch-making title 'On the Origin of Species'. This book revolutionized the knowledge of biology and led to hot debates between scientists around the world. The present work for the first time documents the influence of Darwinism on the fine arts. The famous Frankfurt museum Schirn presents 150 paintings, drawings and lithographs as well as rare and exceptional documentations. The exhibition includes works by Frederic Church, Frantisek Kupka, Odilon Redon, George Frederic Watts, Arnold Bocklin, Max Ernst and many more thus covering a period from 1859 to the middle of the 20th century.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright Wienand Verlag 2009. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy. Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, held at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Feb 5-May 3, 2009.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - No Department
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2014 00:07
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2014 00:07
Uncontrolled Keywords: 19th century art; 20th century art; Darwinism; fine arts; museum catalogue; evolution in art
Fields of Research : 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190502 Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1901 Art Theory and Criticism > 190102 Art History
06 Biological Sciences > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060399 Evolutionary Biology not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/20167

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