Explorations de l'Imaginaire de la Representation au Dix-huiteme Siecle Francais-Chardin, Vigee-Lebrun, Diderot, Marivaux (Studies in French Literatur

Explorations de l'Imaginaire de la Representation au Dix-huiteme Siecle Francais-Chardin, Vigee-Lebrun, Diderot, Marivaux (Studies in French Literatur

By: Servanne Woodward (author)Hardback

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This work on aesthetics ties together the research on painting and literary forms of representation with close scrutiny of four major figures from the perspective of the creators and their analysis of the creative process. It examines French 18th-century aesthetics, visual arts, painting, autobiography and theatre. Problems of representation incude analysis of genre, gender, species (still-life vs. portraiture), social cast (noble vs. bourgeois), and the necessity of self-erasure in the display of oneself as an artist.

Contents

Preface i-iv Remerciements v Introduction. Qu'est-ce que le tableau? 1-28 I. La balance de Chardin 29-34 a-L'illusion demontee: vers une analyse de la perception plane 34-50 b-De la poursuite du plaisir "baroque" a un "classicisme" stoique 50-61 c-De la ponderation et du destin - le poids du destin 61-68 II. Autour des silences de Vigee-Lebrun 69-71 a-La memoire du coeur, ou le silence de l'imagination affective 71-75 b-Le tableau qui n'est pas peint; la lettre copiee "mot pour mot" 75-83 c-L'anatomie du sentiment: les dessous de la peinture 83-86 d-Ecrire et peindre la vie: canevas commemoratifs 86-89 e-La Suisse referentielle, ou le voyage contemplatif 89-95 f-Des lumieres et des diamants, ou le drame familial et patriotique 95-103 g-Des silences definissants 103-04 III. Diderot definit le tableau 105-10 a-Greuze et Diderot 110-33 b-Celine et Diderot 133-48 c-Le drame au service de la philosophie? 148-57 IV. Du desengagement marivaldien 159-60 a-"....nous sommes tous des tableaux 160-74 b-Seduire ou divertir 174-88 c-Paroles de masque 188-203 d-Une esthetique entre la visibilite et l'informe 203-08 Conclusion: Sous les traits du bonheur 209-29 Notes 231-36 Bibliographie 237-49 Index 251-55

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  • ISBN13: 9780773473997
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780773473997
  • ISBN10: 0773473998
  • language of text: French

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