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The Resource Pen vs. paintbrush : Girodet, Balzac, and the myth of Pygmalion in post-revolutionary France, Alexandra K. Wettlaufer

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

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Pen vs. paintbrush : Girodet, Balzac, and the myth of Pygmalion in post-revolutionary France
Title
Pen vs. paintbrush
Title remainder
Girodet, Balzac, and the myth of Pygmalion in post-revolutionary France
Statement of responsibility
Alexandra K. Wettlaufer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 artistic production in postrevolutionary France, further reflected a crisis in gender and artists' response to the threatening spectre of female subjecthood. The works of Anne-Louis Girodet and Honore de Balzac manifest this twofold rivalry of gender and genre in their compulsive reworkings of the myth of Pygmalion. Pen vs. Paintbrush documents the ways in which this emblematic pair of artists responded to and represented the anxieties of artistic production, identity, and gender that confronted an entire generation."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wettlaufer, Alexandra
Dewey number
700/.451
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NX652.P87
LC item number
W48 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pygmalion (Greek mythology) in literature
  • Arts, French
  • Pygmalion (Greek mythology)
  • Girodet-Trioson, Anne-Louis
  • Arts, Modern
  • Balzac, Honoré de
Label
Pen vs. paintbrush : Girodet, Balzac, and the myth of Pygmalion in post-revolutionary France, Alexandra K. Wettlaufer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-311) 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
Contents
  • 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
  • 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.
Control code
45463446
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 323 pages
Isbn
9780312236410
Lccn
00066879
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Pen vs. paintbrush : Girodet, Balzac, and the myth of Pygmalion in post-revolutionary France, Alexandra K. Wettlaufer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-311) 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
Contents
  • 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
  • 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.
Control code
45463446
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 323 pages
Isbn
9780312236410
Lccn
00066879
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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