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The Resource Balzac and the model of painting : artist stories in 'La Comédie humaine', Diana Knight

Balzac and the model of painting : artist stories in 'La Comédie humaine', Diana Knight

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Balzac and the model of painting : artist stories in 'La Comédie humaine'
Title
Balzac and the model of painting
Title remainder
artist stories in 'La Comédie humaine'
Statement of responsibility
Diana Knight
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Texts about paintings, painters and sculptors are obvious test cases for issues of representation. A significant corpus of artist stories is scattered through Honore de Balzac's Commedie humaine which, from Marx to Lukacs to Roland Barthes's enormously influential S/Z (1970), has been a key literary work for critical debates around French realism. In a series of close readings, Diana Knight explores Barthes's 'model of painting' - the metaphorical code of painting and sculpture that underpins realist discourse - in the context of Balzac's fictional representations of the relation between artists, their models and their works of art. Whereas critics have tended to denounce Balzac's realist aesthetic as complicit with the misogyny of the society he portrays, Balzac and the Model of Painting takes the artist-model relationship, variously gendered in these stories, as the focus of the author's powerful realist critique of the sexual politics of prostitution and marriage in nineteenth-century France."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
UKM
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Knight, Diana
Dewey number
843.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Research monographs in French studies
Series volume
24
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art in literature
  • Man-woman relationships in literature
  • Painting in literature
  • Balzac, Honoré de
Label
Balzac and the model of painting : artist stories in 'La Comédie humaine', Diana Knight
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
86168415
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
121 pages
Isbn
9781905981069
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)190966576
Label
Balzac and the model of painting : artist stories in 'La Comédie humaine', Diana Knight
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
86168415
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
121 pages
Isbn
9781905981069
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)190966576

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