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Contemporary Artists and their Critics : Cezanne and The Eternal Feminine - Wayne Andersen

Contemporary Artists and their Critics

Cezanne and The Eternal Feminine

Hardcover Published: 25th April 2005
ISBN: 9780521837262
Number Of Pages: 266

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Cezanne's painting The Eternal Feminine, painted in 1878, has been given considerable attention in the literature on this artist, though it has generally embarrassed scholars because it suggests aspects of the artist's personality that many connoisseurs in the past would rather have repressed. The painting has been known by a variety of titles and, as Wayne Andersen has discovered, has also been altered. He traced these alterations to an art dealer who made them in an effort to render the painting more marketable. This volume is the first to interrogate the original state of The Eternal Feminine and to resolve its mysterious importance to Cezanne and, more broadly, the history of art. Devoting a separate chapter to each of the titles by which the picture has been known, Andersen resolves its hidden meaning while providing a fresh look at Cezanne's artistic process.

"A fresh and suggestive approach to rereading the history of modern painting through the lens of gender." -- Bookforum "An eminently readable and thought-provoking book about much, much more than just the painting reproduced on its dust-jacket." H-FRANCE "As a treasure trove of myths and images reflecting prurient male sexuality in high art, this study richly records a facet of nineteenth-century French cultural history." - Laurence M. Porter, Michigan State University

The eternal feminine
The miracle of her restored vision
Les Spectacles des Fetes Foraines
Ambroise Vollard's show window
Leda and the Swan
The clothed and the naked
The Death of Sardanapalus
The whore of Babylon
Venus, venal, venality
The sacrifice of the eose
Hero and Leander
The apotheosis of Delacroix
The vicissitudes of love
Wives in crisis
Why not put the eyes at the crotch
From whose point of view
The sand-man
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ISBN: 9780521837262
ISBN-10: 052183726X
Series: Contemporary Artists and their Critics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 266
Published: 25th April 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.68