Aesthetic Rivalries

Aesthetic Rivalries

Word and Image in France, 1880-1926

eBook - 2012
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This book explores interaction and competition between painting and literature in France, from the late nineteenth century to the early twentieth, offering new readings of works by key figures including Paul Gauguin, St#65533;phane Mallarm#65533;, Pablo Picasso and Andr#65533; Gide. Combining close visual and literary analysis with a broader examination of critical discourse, the volume uncovers a mutual but often contentious exchange of ideas. The author challenges habits of periodisation, drawing attention to the links between Symbolist and Cubist criticism. Issues such as the debate about 'literary' painting, the role of art criticism and artists' writings, as well as themes such as newspapers and gold, alchemy and forgery, are shown to connect the two centuries. In examining how the rejection of mimesis in painting affected literary responses to the visual arts, the book explores a shift in power from the verbal to the visual in the early decades of the twentieth century.
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Peter Lang, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9783035302745
9783039118793
303911879X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 275 pages), 36 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color).
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc

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