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Le Style comme civilisation : Charles Sterling (1901-1991), historien de l’art

Abstract : The prime purpose of this project is to make a detailed study of the successive stages in Charles Sterling's career and determine the circumstances that led him to take on various functions at the Louvre and the Metropolitan Museum, and further at New York University. Such factual clarification will serve as a basis for determining the influence of Sterling's activities as a curator and a professor on the development of his thinking. Next, Sterling's thinking will be studied in relation to the then prevailing political context, with a view to identifying any possible ideological issues in his thinking. Also, a clear definition shall be given of the noted method for attribution of works of art which characterises Sterling's work, looking into the factors that led to its development (work by his predecessors and renewed approach to sources), and analysing the features of the method's uniqueness and Sterling's place and role in the trends of art history in the 20th century. Finally, Sterling's conclusions will be compared with the outcomes of current research, which will help assess the validity of his method.
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Marie Tchernia-Blanchard. Le Style comme civilisation : Charles Sterling (1901-1991), historien de l’art. Art et histoire de l'art. Université de Lorraine, 2016. Français. ⟨NNT : 2016LORR0138⟩. ⟨tel-01752362⟩



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