- In this beautifully illustrated study of intellectual and art history, Johnson explores the representation of classical myths by renowned French artists in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, demonstrating the extraordinary influence of the natural sciences and psychology on artistic depiction of myth.
Table of Contents:
- Introduction. David and the rise of romantic mythology
- Eros and the origins of art : Girodet's mythic meditations
- From Eros to Thanatos : the mapping of the mythological body
- Ingres and the enigma
- Mythological madness and the feminine : from Gros's suicidal Sappho to Delacroix's murderous Medea
- Conclusion. The continuum of myth.
- Item content: English
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on: Print version record.
- 1 online resource.
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- N7760 .J64 2010eb
- 9780807877753 (electronic bk.)
0807877751 (electronic bk.)
9780807834510 (cloth, alk. paper) [Invalid]
0807834513 (cloth, alk. paper) [Invalid]
Other Control Numbers:
- EBC655812 (source: MiAaPQ)
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