Moved by love : inspired artists and deviant women in eighteenth-century France. (Book, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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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, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Analysis of the gendered understandings of creativity, reason and imagination. The author examines the visual arts, literature, philosophy, and medicine in her discussion of the intersections of enthusiasm, creativity, and deviance. Women's position as artists and prevalent notions of female sexuality are discussed. The point is made that the perceived connections among sexuality, creativity, and disease also opened  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary D Sheriff
ISBN: 0226752887 9780226752884
OCLC Number: 833273521
Notes: Index : lit.
Description: XIV, 303 p. : foto's : tek. ; . cm.

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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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"[Sheriff's] Exceptional Woman and Fragonard are already essential reading for anyone interested in the art and culture of 18th-century Europe, and Moved By Love promises to join those books on the Read more...

 
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