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This quantity interrogates labels utilized in typical histories of the paintings of this era (baroque, rococo, neoclassicism, and Romanticism) and examines either validated and up to date art-historical methodologies, together with formalism, iconology, spectatorship and reception, and id and distinction. Key issues comprise baroque Rome, Dutch work of the Golden Age, Georgian London, the Paris salon, and the influence of the invention of the South Pacific.

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