research product . Other ORP type . 2007

Literature and art

Smith, Paul;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2007
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This special issue of French Studies examines a body of narratives featuring French art and artists published at representative periods during the nineteenth century (in both French and English). There are strong thematic continuities between many of the examples discussed, particularly as regards their concern over the social and economic position of the artist, and the nature and gendering of creativity. The topoi of the genius and the rate also recur throughout. Several texts arc vehicles for voicing aesthetic and political positions. And many draw closely on contemporary figures, events, and debates for their content. Yet this special issue does not aim to i...
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