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The body in time; figures of femininity in late nineteenth-century France.

9780295987934

The body in time; figures of femininity in late nineteenth-century France.

Garb, Tamar.

U. of Washington Press

2008

89 pages

$24.95

Paperback

The University of Kansas Franklin D. Murphy lecture series

N7630

In two lectures she delivered at the University of Kansas in 2005, Garb (art history, U. College, London) looks first at paintings of ballerinas by Edgar Degas (1834-1917), then at women's portraiture, which became very popular during the period. She contrasts the public display of flesh that positioned the dancers as a sexual commodity, with the desexed and defeminized portrayal of emancipated women.

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