Body-Building - Reforming Masculinities in British  Art, 1750-1810

Body-Building - Reforming Masculinities in British Art, 1750-1810 Reforming Masculinities in British Art 1750-1810 MYRONE, Martin

This original book explores the radical transformation of the heroic male body in late eighteenth-century British art. It ranges across a period in which a modern art world was established, taking into account the lives and careers of a succession of major figures-from Benjamin West and Gavin Hamilton to Henry Fuseli, John Flaxman and William Blake-and influential institutions, from the Royal Academy to the commercial galleries of the 1790s.Organized around the historical traumas of the Seven Years' War (1756-63), the War of American Independence (1775-83) and the French Revolution and Revolutionary Wars (1789-1815), Bodybuilding places the visual representation of the hero at the heart of a series of narratives about social and economic change, gender identity, and the transformation of cultural value on the eve of modernity. The book offers a vivid image of a critical period in Britain's cultural history and establishes a new framework for the study of late-eighteenth-century art and gender.
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Specificaties

Isbn
9780300110050
Uitgever
Yale University Press
Druk
1e
Verschenen
01-01-2006
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
352 pp.
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Genre
Kunst

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