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The modern portrait in nineteenth-century France

Author: Heather McPherson
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This interdisciplinary study examines the evolution of French portraiture after the advent of photography, focusing on the portrait as a contested site of representation and on the diverse strategies that artists deployed to revitalize and modernize the portrait during the second half of the nineteenth century. In six case studies of French artists, ranging from Sarah Bernhardt to Paul Cezanne, McPherson explores
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Portraits
Biography Portraits
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Heather McPherson
ISBN: 052177361X 9780521773614
OCLC Number: 43884603
Awards: Winner of Southeastern College Art Conference Award 2001
Description: xiv, 286 pages, 6 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
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 a Courtesan --
3. Sarah Bernhardt: Portrait of the Actress as Spectacle --
4. Cezanne: 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.
Responsibility: Heather McPherson.
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