PDF KINDLE Fragonard Art and Eroticism Ù Mary D. Sheriff

In the aftermath of the Revolution Jean Honoré Jean Honoré perhaps the most significant French painter of the eighteenth century was condemned first as a purveyor of luxury items and later as an artist who abandoned noble subjects for the erotic genre In this revisionist art historical study Mary D Sheriff challenges such pejorative views of Fragonard by arguing that he is better understood as an artist whose unsurpassed technical he is better understood as an artist whose unsurpassed technical and witty manipulation of academic standard. Om contemporary critical theory and understanding of each work's cultural milieu Sheriff Pays Particular Throughout particular attention throughout the relation between beholder and work of art which she views as manifest in the artist's preoccupation with the play between the real and the fictive Scholars and students of art history manifest in the artist's preoccupation with the play between the real and the fictive Scholars and students of art history century culture and history critical theory literary criticism and all those drawn to the work of this great French painter will find this work essential readi. S established a dynamic relation with the audience his art both courted and created Sheriff begins HER INUIRY WITH AN APPRAISAL OF inuiry with an appraisal of criticism followed by an extensive and thoroughly original reading of Selected Works By Fragonard works by Fragonard of the eroticism encoded in them Art and eroticism converge in a discussion of execution in which Sheriff explores the changing conception of execution and elucidates its complex rhetorical and cultural underpinnings Drawing on analytic methods fr. ,


Fragonard Art and Eroticism