Free The Exceptional Woman

The Exceptional Woman
By:Mary D. Sheriff
Published on 1997-10-24 by University of Chicago Press

Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun (1755-1842) was an enormously successful painter, a favorite portraitist of Marie-Antoinette, and one of the few women accepted into the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture. In accounts of her role as an artist, she was simultaneously flattered as a charming woman and vilified as monstrously unfeminine. In The Exceptional Woman, Mary D. Sheriff uses Vigée-Lebrun's career to explore the contradictory position of |woman-artist| in the moral, philosophical, professional, and medical debates about women in eighteenth-century France. Paying particular attention to painted and textual self-portraits, Sheriff shows how Vigée-Lebrun's images and memoirs undermined the assumptions about |woman| and the strictures imposed on women. Engaging ancien-régime philosophy, as well as modern feminism, psychoanalysis, literary theory, and art criticism, Sheriff's interpretations of Vigée-Lebrun's paintings challenge us to rethink the work and the world of this controversial woman artist.

This Book was ranked at 24 by Google Books for keyword woman.

Book ID of The Exceptional Woman's Books is GVZU55_qk-gC, Book which was written byMary D. Sheriffhave ETAG "FT1/HQnW37g"

Book which was published by University of Chicago Press since 1997-10-24 have ISBNs, ISBN 13 Code is 9780226752822 and ISBN 10 Code is 0226752828

Book which have "353 Pages" is Printed at BOOK under CategoryArt

Book Preview