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The Painted Face: Portraits of Women in France, 1814-1914

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The meaning of a painted portrait and even its subject may be far more complex than expected, Tamar Garb reveals in this book. She charts for the first time the history of French female portraiture from its heyday in the early nineteenth century to its demise in the early twentieth century, showing how these paintings illuminate evolving social attitudes and aesthetic concerns in France over the course of the century.

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The author builds the discussion around six canonic works by Ingres, Manet, Cassatt, Cand#233;zanne, Picasso, and Matisse, beginning with Ingresand#8217;s idealized portrait of Mme de Sennones and ending with Matisseand#8217;s elegiac last portrait of his wife. During the hundred years that separate these works, the female portrait went from being the ideal genre for the expression of paintingand#8217;s capacity to describe and embellish and#147;nature,and#8221; to the prime locus of its refusal to do so. Picassoand#8217;s Cubism, and specifically Ma Jolie, provides the fulcrum of this shift.

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About the Author

Tamar Garb is Durning Lawrence Professor of Art History, University College London. She is the author of, among other books, Sisters of the Brush: Womenand#8217;s Artistic Culture in Late Nineteenth-Century Paris, published by Yale University Press.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300111187
Author:
Garb, Tamar
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
Women
Subject:
France
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Portraits
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Human Figure
Subject:
Women -- France.
Subject:
Femininity in art.
Subject:
Art - General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
140 b/w + 70 color illus.
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
11.5 x 9 in 3.6 lb

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