Balzac and the Model of Painting: Artist Stories in La Comedie Humaine

1st Edition

Diana Knight

Routledge
Published December 1, 2007
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ISBN 9781905981069 - CAT# Y309320

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Summary

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.

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