The Painter's Touch: Boucher, Chardin, Fragonard

The Painter's Touch: Boucher, Chardin, Fragonard

by Ewa Lajer-Burcharth

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691170121
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 01/08/2018
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 1,280,464
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 11.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Ewa Lajer-Burcharth is the William Dorr Boardman Professor of Fine Arts at Harvard University. Her books include Chardin Material and Necklines: The Art of Jacques-Louis David after the Terror.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xii

Introduction 3

1 BOUCHER’S TACT 8

Materiality and Personality 9

Touch and Tact 13

The Commercial Imagination 22

Personal Mythologies 33

The Promiscuous Self 47

The Artist as Consumer 73

Pompadour’s Painter 80

2 CHARDIN’S CRAFT 86

Deep Materiality 87

The Object (Inside/Out) 95

The Blind Touch 111

Underneath the Visible 123

The Subject 139

The Return to the Object 155

The Painter 165

3 FRAGONARD’S SEDUCTION 176

Eros and Individuality 177

The Unseen 186

Being and Becoming 191

Pictorial Seduction 199

The Erotic Mother 203

The Artist’s Pleasure 208

The Painter’s Touch 212

Love and Life 223

Ars Erotica 236

Notes 238

Bibliography 271

Index 287

Image Credits 297

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