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Thomas Eakins : art, medicine, and sexuality in nineteenth-century Philadelphia

Autore: Amy Beth Werbel
Editore: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2007.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"Modern critics of Eakins have described his artistic motivations and beliefs as prurient and even pathological. Amy Werbel challenges these interpretations and suggests instead that Eakins is best understood as a socially progressive artist and teacher devoted to an exacting and profound study of the human body, to equality for women and men, and to middle-class meritocratic and Quaker philosophies." "Anchored by a  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Biography
Persona incaricata: Thomas Eakins; Thomas Eakins; Thomas Eakins; Thomas Eakins
Tipo materiale: Biography, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Amy Beth Werbel
ISBN: 9780300116557 0300116551
Numero OCLC: 71812838
Descrizione: xii, 194 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Contenuti: From Benjamin Franklin to Thomas Eakins : a century of Philadelphia scientists, artists, and provocateurs --
The Agnew Clinic, the Gross Clinic, the Crucifixion, and Swimming : dissecting Eakins' paintings --
Body casts and "anatomical eyes" : Thomas Eakins, William Williams Keen, and the curriculum at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts --
Art, pornography, freak shows, medical pictures, and the guilty pleasures of photography in nineteenth-century Philadelphia --
Scandalous exposures : the trials of Thomas Eakins, William Smith Forbes, and Oscar Wilde --
Conclusion : Thomas Eakins' family values.
Responsabilità: Amy Werbel.
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The life and work of Thomas Eakins, America's most celebrated portrait painter, have long generated heated controversy. This book sets Eakins in the context of Philadelphia's scientific, medical, and  Per saperne di più…

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