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Painted love : prostitution in French art of the impressionist era

Author
Clayson, Hollis, 1946-
Title
Painted love : prostitution in French art of the impressionist era / Hollis Clayson.
Format
Book
Published
New Haven : Yale University Press, c1991.
Description
xix, 202 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Other titles
Prostitution in French art of the impressionist era.
Notes
Includes index. Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-196). Copy 1 is hardback, copy 2 is paperback.
Summary
From amazon : "In this engrossing book, Hollis Clayson provides the first description and analysis of French artistic interest in women prostitutes, examining how the subject was treated in the art of the 1870s and 1880s by such avant-garde painters as C├ęzanne, Degas, Manet, and Renoir, as well as by the academic and low-brow painters who were their contemporaries. Clayson not only illuminates the imagery of prostitution-with its contradictory connotations of disgust and fascination-but also tackles the issues and problems relevant to women and men in a patriarchal society. She discusses the conspicuous sexual commerce during this era and the resulting public panic about the deterioration of social life and civilized mores. She describes the system that evolved out of regulating prostitutes and the subsequent rise of clandestine prostitutes who escaped police regulation and who were condemned both for blurring social boundaries and for spreading sexual licentiousness among their moral and social superiors. Clayson argues that the subject of covert prostitution was especially attractive to vanguard painters because it exemplified the commercialization and the ambiguity of modern life."
Kinsey subjects
Prostitution--Female--France. Art--France--19th century.
Subject headings
France.
ISBN
0300047304 :

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Kinsey Institute Library (by appointment only)
Call Number
384.4 C42 p2 1991
Location
Auxiliary Library Facility - Kinsey Institute
Library
Blmgtn - Kinsey Institute Library (by appointment only)
Call Number
384.4 C42 p2 1991
Location
Kinsey Institute Library - Stacks