The Portraits of Madame de Pompadour: Celebrating the Femme Savante

The Portraits of Madame de Pompadour: Celebrating the Femme Savante

by Elise Goodman
     
 

"An immensely eloquent tour de force, demonstrating the complex and often contradictory position of women in both intellectual and visual culture. Goodman examines Pompadour as an icon of court culture who simultaneously represents sexuality and the life of the mind. The paintings are the visual record of a remarkable and self-conscious fashioning of femininity." &

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"An immensely eloquent tour de force, demonstrating the complex and often contradictory position of women in both intellectual and visual culture. Goodman examines Pompadour as an icon of court culture who simultaneously represents sexuality and the life of the mind. The paintings are the visual record of a remarkable and self-conscious fashioning of femininity." —Dympna Callaghan, author of Feminist Companion to Shakespeare

"Elise goodman's stimulating and richly illustrated study recovers the visual record of women's place in the French Enlightenment. She traces a trend, engineered as much by the women themselves as by the artists who painted them, in which learning joins beauty to create a new iconography of female portraiture." —Susan S Lanser, author of Fictions of Authority: Women Writers and Narrative Voice.

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Painstakingly researched and beautifully presented.

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ISBN-13:
9780520217942
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
04/20/2000
Series:
Discovery Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
7.13(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.88(d)

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