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Moved by love : inspired artists and deviant women in eighteenth-century France

Author: Mary D Sheriff
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In eighteenth-century France, the ability to lose oneself in a character or scene marked both great artists and ideal spectators. Yet is was thought this same passionate enthusiasm, if taken to unreasonable extremes, could also lead to sexual deviance, mental illness - even death. Women and artists were seen as especially susceptible to these negative consequences of creative enthusiasm, and women artists, doubly
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Named Person: Héloïse; Héloïse
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary D Sheriff
ISBN: 0226752879 9780226752877 0226752887 9780226752884
OCLC Number: 51519554
Description: xiii, 303 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Enthusiasm : reason's masterpiece --
The artist and the woman --
Deviant spectators : ignorant girls and women who know too much --
Pygmalion's enthusiasm and the fires of nymphomania, or the psychology of art and desire --
The model Pygmalion and the artist Galatea --
Inspired by Heloise.
Responsibility: Mary Sheriff.
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Explores the complex interrelationships among creativity, sexuality, the body, and the mind in eighteenth-century France. This work examines the different forms of deviance ascribed to male and  Read more...

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