The Modern Portrait in Nineteenth-Century France

The Modern Portrait in Nineteenth-Century France

by Heather McPherson
     
 

An examination of the evolution of portraiture after the advent of photography.See more details below

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An examination of the evolution of portraiture after the advent of photography.

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ISBN-13:
9780521773614
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/01/2001
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.87(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction: likeness, transfiguration, and modern identity: portraiture and the problematics of representation; 1. Courbet and Baudelaire: portraiture against the grain of photography; 2. La Divine Comtesse: (re)presenting the anatomy of the Courtesan; 3. Sarah Bernhardt: portrait of the actress as spectacle; 4. Cézanne: self-portraiture and the problematics of representation; 5. Jacques-Emile Blanche: the Ecriture of a portraitist; 6. Proust and Vuillard: the artist as metaphysician; Epilogue: portraiture as a disappearing and reappearing act.

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