"Pen vs Paintbrush" explores the sibling rivalry between the sister arts from 1789-1830, focusing on the anxieties of aesthetics, artistic selfhood, and masculinity as they are 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 post-revolutionary 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 two fold rivalry of gender and genre in their compulsive reworkings of the myth of Pygmalion. This volume 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.
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Descrizione libro Palgrave Macmillan, New York, NY, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. New. Price sticker on jackets. Codice libro della libreria 118907
Descrizione libro Palgrave Macmillan, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0312236417