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The Nude in French Art and Culture, 1870–1910

  • Date Published: April 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521807555

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  • Dawkins examines the forces that made the nude a contentious image in the early Third Republic. Analyzing the evolving relationship between the fine-art nude, print culture and censorship, Heather Dawkins explores how artists, art critics, politicians, bureaucrats, lawyers, and judges evaluated the nude. She shows how spectatorship of the nude was refracted through the ideals of art, femininity, republican liberty, and public decency. An art form made for and by men, the nude was rarely the subject of serious engagement on the part of women. A few, nevertheless, attempted to take up the issues and challenges of the nude. Dawkins investigates in detail how these women reshaped the genre of the nude and its spectatorship in order for it to accommodate their own experience and subjectivity.

    • Offers a readable, yet sophisticated cultural analysis of the nude and its spectators in late nineteenth-century France
    • Explains the censorship of the nude in fine art and print culture
    • Unearths women's responses to the art of the nude
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    'An erudite, insightful account … a fascinating, revealing examination of an exciting time in art.' Antiques Magazine

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    • Date Published: April 2002
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521807555
    • length: 244 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.64kg
    • contains: 60 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Decency in dispute: viewing the nude
    2. Modelling another view: posing for the nude
    3. Improper appreciation: women and the fine art of the nude
    4. A defiant imagination: Marie de Montifaud, censorship, and the nude
    Epilogue.

  • Author

    Heather Dawkins, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia

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