Exploratins de L'imaginaire de la Representation Au Dix-Huiteme Siecle Francais-Chardin, Vigee-Lebrun, Diderot, Marivaux

Exploratins de L'imaginaire de la Representation Au Dix-Huiteme Siecle Francais-Chardin, Vigee-Lebrun, Diderot, Marivaux

by Servanne Woodward

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Overview

Woodward's cross-disciplinary study of the correlation of the language and aesthetic of theater with those of painting offers a new angle on the work of four 18th-century figures: the painters Chardin and Vig<'e>e Lebrun, the famous encyclopedist Diderot, and the playwright Marivaux. Woodward (literature, U. of Western Ontario, London) examines painting, writing, and stage directions respectively as she analyzes the aesthetic choices of the four. One learns in the process aspects of their careers and the social milieu in which they worked. The volume is in French. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780773473997
Publisher: Mellen, Edwin Press, The
Publication date: 01/28/2001
Series: Studies in French Literature
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacei
Remerciementsv
Introduction: Qu'est-ce que le tableau?1
I.La balance de Chardin29
aL'illusion demontee: vers une analyse de la perception plane34
bDe la poursuite du plaisir "baroque" a un "classicisme" stoique50
cDe la ponderation et du destin--le poids du destin61
II.Autour des silences de Vigee-Lebrun69
aLa memoire du coeur, ou le silence de l'imagination affective71
bLe tableau qui n'est pas peint; la lettre copiee "mot pour mot"75
cL'anatomie du sentiment: les dessous de la peinture83
dEcrire et peindre la vie: canevas commemoratifs86
eLa Suisse referentielle, ou le voyage contemplatif89
fDes lumieres et des diamants, ou le drame familial et patriotique95
gDes silences definissants103
III.Diderot definit le tableau105
aGreuze et Diderot110
bCeline et Diderot133
cLe drame au service de la philosophie?148
IV.Du desengagement marivaldien159
a"...nous sommes tous des tableaux..."160
bSeduire ou divertir174
cParoles de masque188
dUne esthetique entre la visibilite et l'informe203
Conclusion: Sous les traits du bonheur209
Notes231
Bibliographie237
Index251

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