Esthétique néo-classique et romantisme

Brix’s introductory essay exposes the problematic rapport between neoclassicism and Romanticism in the aesthetic commentaries and creative work of early nineteenth-century Romantic writers on which this volume is based.

Brix, Michel.

Maturity and Modernity in Fromentin's Dominique

This article examines the thematic tension in Fromentin's Dominique between maturity (the conventional telos of the roman d'apprentissage) and modernity, as described by theorists from Benjamin to Moretti.

MacKenzie, Robin.

Stendhal et l'idéal moderne

The volume concludes with an essay on Stendhal, whose commentaries on antique sculpture mark a clear break with those of Chateaubriand, Mme de Staël, and the German Romantics.

Lombardo, Patrizia.

Poétique de la ligne: Autour des colonnes sculptées

Pictorial and literary representations of sculpted columns by artist Hubert Robert and poets Chénier, Hugo, Gautier, and Baudelaire reveal, according to Metzidakis, the ambiguous nature of the line as both a sign of mobility and

Metzidakis, Stamos.

Casting Hugo into History

David d'Angers's concept of the relationship between history and art, as it is reflected in the pediment of the Pantheon and the busts he made of Victor Hugo, and Hugo's own representations of history in his poetry and drawings

Nash, Suzanne.

Sculpting the Modern Muse: Auguste Clésinger's Femme piquée par un serpent

Joyce argues that the scandal caused in 1847 by the so-called "naturalism" of Auguste Clésinger's eroticized treatment of the reclining nude with his Femme piquée par un serpent owed as much to the sculptor's experimentation wit

Nolan Joyce, Wendy.

Lire la pierre: Pouvoir politique et sexuel dans la sculpture littéraire du XIXe siècle

Lloyd charts the ubiquity, fluidity, and dynamism of sculptural metaphors in the texts of an array of Romantic writers to reveal the paradoxes and anxieties underlying the growing perception that the statue is no longer represen

Lloyd, Rosemary.

Tensions dynamiques: Le rapport sculpture/poétique en France, 1829-1859

Scott's study is the first of a group of essays in this volume that focus on the translation of sculpture into poetic form.

Scott, David.

Baudelaire et la sculpture ennuyeuse de son temps

To understand the significance of Baudelaire's apparent diatribe against sculpture in his Salon of 1846, Hamrick reconstructs the contemporary discourse within which Baudelaire and other forwarding-looking critics were reassessi

Hamrick, Cassandra L.

Delacroix and Sculpture

Editor of a new, more complete edition of Delacroix's Journals, Hannoosh studies the Romantic artist's comments on sculpture from two recently discovered notebooks, showing an evolution in his view that sculpture and painting sh

Hannoosh, Michele.


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