Flaubert and the Pictorial Arts: From Image to Text

Flaubert and the Pictorial Arts: From Image to Text

by Adrianne Tooke
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198159188

ISBN-13: 9780198159186

Pub. Date: 05/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


This is the first book ever to be written about the relationship between Flauberts writing and pictorial art. Flaubert's responses to a wide range of pictorial images, from classical to popular, were both powerful and ambivalent, with insights, in many instances, of an extraordinary modernity, and intuitions of an art of the future. This study traces the processes…  See more details below

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This is the first book ever to be written about the relationship between Flauberts writing and pictorial art. Flaubert's responses to a wide range of pictorial images, from classical to popular, were both powerful and ambivalent, with insights, in many instances, of an extraordinary modernity, and intuitions of an art of the future. This study traces the processes by which pictorial art penetrates the very fibre of Flaubert's writing. Viewed by Flaubert as the sister art, pictorial art is for him both rival and foil. This study casts significant new light on the poetic system of a major writer, and adds a new dimension to the study of the literary and aesthetic sensibilities of the mid-nineteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198159186
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Plates
Abbreviations
Introduction1
IFlaubert and the Image: A General View9
1Images, Memory, and the Imagination11
2Text and Image69
IIA Pictorial Education: Flaubert's Travel Years, 1840-185197
3Art Commentaries (i): 1840-184899
4Art Commentaries (ii): The 'Voyage en Orient', 1849-1851128
5Nature into Art: Travel Descriptions and Pictorialist Models149
IIIThe Mature Years: The Role of the Pictorial in Flaubert's Major Works of Fiction181
6Bouvard et Pecuchet: 'Peinture', the Missing Chapter183
7Figural Sources and Models195
8The Power of the Image213
Conclusion237
App. AItaly 1851: Pictures Noted by Flaubert242
App. BA Transcription of Flaubert's Notes on Charles Blanc's Histoire des Peintures252
App. CA Transcription of Flaubert's Notes on Joseph Milsand's L'Esthetique anglaise281
Bibliography284
Index303

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