Marie Bashkirtseff's Life in Self-Portraits (1858-1884): Woman as Artist in 19th Century France

Marie Bashkirtseff's Life in Self-Portraits (1858-1884): Woman as Artist in 19th Century France

by Louly Peacock Konz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0773460195

ISBN-13: 9780773460195

Pub. Date: 12/15/2005

Publisher: Mellen, Edwin Press, The

Based on the artist's self-portraits and journals, Konz identifies a strategy of masking in Bashkirtseff's negotiation of her image and artistic career. In Konz's account, Bashkirtseff is both a traditional artist, whose self-portraits fit easily with other 19th- century Salon art, and a radical associated with the suffrage movement. Konz explores the artist as both…  See more details below

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Based on the artist's self-portraits and journals, Konz identifies a strategy of masking in Bashkirtseff's negotiation of her image and artistic career. In Konz's account, Bashkirtseff is both a traditional artist, whose self-portraits fit easily with other 19th- century Salon art, and a radical associated with the suffrage movement. Konz explores the artist as both the subject and object of representation and relates those representations to particular moments in Bashkirtseff's career. Konz teaches art history at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773460195
Publisher:
Mellen, Edwin Press, The
Publication date:
12/15/2005
Series:
Studies in Art History Ser.
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Family6
Becoming an artist11
The journal13
Ch. 1The mask of purity21
La Dame en Blanc22
La Femme-enfant32
The white monk34
Eighteenth-century women41
Ch. 2The masks in the mirror59
The self in mirrors and photographs59
Picturing psyche65
Ghostly visions74
Fragmented mirrors and body83
Aging and distance89
Ch. 3The many masks of the grande artiste93
Women as artists94
Robespierre96
The artist in her studio103
The melancholy artist109
The introspective self-portrait118
Ch. 4The Russian Ophelia123
Deathbed images123
Marie as Ophelia127
Press accounts142
Artist elegies147
Ch. 5Sainte-Marie157
Sinner and saint157
Sainte-Marie's relics164
Clothing and shoes168
The tomb of the artist172

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