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Fleshing out surfaces : skin in French art and medicine, 1650-1850

Author: Mechthild Fend
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017.
Series: Rethinking art's histories.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Fleshing out surfaces' is the first English-language book on skin and flesh tones in art. It considers flesh and skin in art theory, image making and medical discourse in seventeenth to nineteenth-century France. Describing a gradual shift between the early modern and the modern period, it argues that what artists made when imitating human nakedness was not always the same. Initially understood in terms of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)948560728
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mechthild Fend
ISBN: 9781526104663 1526104660 9781526120724 1526120720
OCLC Number: 989037205
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 314 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ): illustrations (some color.
Contents: The surface's substance --
Nervous canvas --
Sensitive limit --
Skin colour --
Seeing through the skin --
Hermetic borderline --
Epilogue : segregagtion.
Series Title: Rethinking art's histories.
Responsibility: Mechthild Fend.

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A strong and insightful work which argues that skin is not just any surface an artist can represent, but a highly overdetermined one. Focusing on five French painters - Fragonard, David, Girodet,  Read more...

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