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Pen vs. paintbrush : Girodet, Balzac, and the myth of Pygmalion in post-revolutionary France

Author: Alexandra Wettlaufer
Publisher: New York : Palgrave, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Pen vs. Paintbrush explores the sibling rivalry between the sister arts from 1789 to 1830, focusing on the anxieties of aesthetics, artistic selfhood, and masculinity as they were brought forth in a competition between painters and authors for ascendancy during a period when definitions of gender and genre had been radically destabilized. The competition for aesthetic hegemony, prompted by the uncertainties of
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Genre/Form: Art
Named Person: Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson; Honoré de Balzac; Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson; Honoré de Balzac; Honoré de Balzac; Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson; Pygmalion.; Anne Louis Girodet-Trioson; Honoré de Balzac
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandra Wettlaufer
ISBN: 0312236417 9780312236410
OCLC Number: 45463446
Description: x, 323 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Pygmalion and the Paragone --
Ch. 1. Girodet's Endymion: Painting between the Centuries --
Ch. 2. Girodet: Poet and Painter --
Ch. 3. Pygmalion, the Patron, Politics and the Press: A Portrait of the Artist in Restoration France --
Ch. 4. Allegories of Reading: Balzac's Maison du chat-qui-pelote --
Ch. 5. Sarrasine: Gender, Genre and the Female Reader --
Ch. 6. Le Chef-d'oeuvre inconnu: Pygmalion Denied.
Responsibility: Alexandra K. Wettlaufer.
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"Pen vs Paintbrush" explores the sibling rivalry between the sister arts from 1789-1830. It also documents the ways in which Anne Louis Girodet and Honore de Balzac responded to and represented the  Read more...

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...a significant contribution to the study of artistic and political culture in late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century France."-Nineteenth Century French Studies"

 
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