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Art History Program

School of Art and Design

College of Arts and Sciences

Georgia State University

Art History  

 

MARIA P. GINDHART
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
19TH AND EARLY 20TH CENTURY ART
mgindhart@gsu.edu

Maria P. Gindhart joined the Art History faculty of the School of Art and Design in 2002. She received a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002, an A.M. in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995, and an A.B. in Art History and French from Bowdoin College in 1992. Before her appointment at GSU, Gindhart taught courses at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oregon. At GSU, Gindhart teaches a variety of lecture classes and seminars on modern European and American art.


AREAS OF INTEREST:

A specialist in nineteenth-century French painting and sculpture, Gindhart's most recent research has focused on fin-de-siècle images of prehistoric humans and the intersections between art and science. She is also interested in representations of “primitive” peoples and the role these depictions played in colonialist discourse. In particular, she is fascinated by the relationship between “fine art” and more “popular” imagery, including dioramas and illustrations in newspapers and periodicals. Another planned project will address different conceptions of the origins of art since the Enlightenment. Additional interests include artists' self-portraits, the use of color in sculpture, and issues of gender and race.


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

"A pinacothèque préhistorique for the Musée des Antiquités Nationales in Saint-Germain-en-Laye." Journal of the History of Collections 19:1 (May 2007): 51-74.

Review of Daumier and Exoticism: Satirizing the French and the Foreign, by Elizabeth C. Childs. caa.reviews (6 February 2006). http://www.caareviews.org/reviews/810.

Review of Vénus et Caïn: Figures de la préhistoire, 1830-1930, exhibition and catalogue, Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide "3:1 (Spring 2004) http://www.19thc-artworldwide.org/spring_04/reviews/gind.shtml.

“Sculpture.” Violence in America: An Encyclopedia. Vol. 3. Ed. Ronald Gottesman and Richard Maxwell Brown. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999. 119-123.