Balzac and the Model of Painting: Artist Stories in La Comedie Humaine, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Balzac and the Model of Painting

Artist Stories in La Comedie Humaine, 1st Edition

By Diana Knight

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This book explores Barthes's 'model of painting' in the context of Balzac's fictional representations of the relation between artists, their models and their works of art. Diana Knight criticises the sexual politics of prostitution and marriage in nineteenth-century France.

Table of Contents

Introduction From Sculpture to Paiting 1. S/Z, Sarrasine and Le Chef-d'œuvre inconnu From Painting to Marriage 2. La Bourse 3. La Vendetta 4. La Maison du chat-qui-pelote From Model to Artist 5. La Rabouilleuse 6. The Joseph Bridau Cycle 7. Afterword

Subject Categories

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism
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LITERARY CRITICISM / General