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Cézanne and The Eternal Feminine

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Part of Contemporary Artists and their Critics

  • Date Published: April 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521837262

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About the Authors
  • Painted in 1878, Cézanne's The Eternal Feminine, has been known by a variety of titles and, as Wayne Andersen discovered, has also been altered. Andersen traced these alterations to an art dealer who made them in an effort to render the painting more marketable. His study focuses on the significance of the original state of The Eternal Feminine in an effort to resolve its mysterious importance to Cézanne and, more broadly, the history of art.

    • Was the first book to engage in an in-depth discussion of the alteration of Cézanne's The Eternal Feminine
    • Unlocks the multiple titles and hidden meanings attributed to the painting
    • Explores the painting's influence on art history and the career of Cézanne
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "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

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2005
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521837262
    • length: 266 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.68kg
    • contains: 109 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The eternal feminine
    2. The miracle of her restored vision
    3. Les Spectacles des Fêtes Foraines
    4. Ambroise Vollard's show window
    5. Leda and the Swan
    6. The clothed and the naked
    7. The Death of Sardanapalus
    8. The whore of Babylon
    9. Venus, venal, venality
    10. The sacrifice of the eose
    11. Hero and Leander
    12. The apotheosis of Delacroix
    13. The vicissitudes of love
    14. Wives in crisis
    15. Why not put the eyes at the crotch
    16. From whose point of view
    17. The sand-man.

  • Author

    Wayne Andersen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Wayne Andersen is Professor Emeritus of History, Theory and Criticism of Art and Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of a number of volumes on aspects of nineteenth and twentieth century art, most recently Picasso's Brothel: Les Demoiselles d'Avignon and The Youth of Cézanne and Zola.

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