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The Painted Face: Portraits Of Women In France, 1814-1914
 
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Author : Ms. Tamar Garb
Publisher : Yale University Press
ISBN# : 9780300111187
Pages : 288
Price:INR 5481
 
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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.

The author builds the discussion around six canonic works by Ingres, Manet, Cassatt, Cezanne, Picasso, and Matisse, beginning with Ingress idealized portrait of Mme de Sennones and ending with Matisses 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 paintings capacity to describe and embellish "nature," to the prime locus of its refusal to do so. Picassos Cubism, and specifically Ma Jolie, provides the fulcrum of this shift.

 

 
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