Edith Wharton and the Visual Arts

Edith Wharton and the Visual Arts

eBook - 2007
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An insightful look at representations of women & rsquo; s bodies and female authority. This work explores Edith Wharton's career-long concern with a 19th-century visual culture that limited female artistic agency and expression. Wharton repeatedly invoked the visual arts--especially painting--as a medium for revealing the ways that women's bodies have been represented (as passive, sexualized, infantalized, sickly, dead). Well-versed in the Italian masters, Wharton made special use of the art of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, particularly its penchant for producing not portraits of individual wome.
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2007.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 250 pages) : illustrations.

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