Cézanne and The Eternal Feminine by Wayne AndersenCézanne and The Eternal Feminine by Wayne Andersen

Cézanne and The Eternal Feminine

byWayne Andersen

Hardcover | April 25, 2005

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Painted in 1878, Cézanne's The Eternal Feminine, has been known by a variety of titles and, as Wayne Andersen discovered, has also been altered. Andersen traced these alterations to an art dealer who made them in an effort to render the painting more marketable. His study focuses on the significance of the original state of The Eternal Feminine in an effort to resolve its mysterious importance to Cézanne and, more broadly, the history of art.
Wayne Andersen is Professor Emeritus of History, Theory and Criticism of Art and Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of a number of volumes on aspects of nineteenth and twentieth century art, most recently Picasso's Brothel: Les Demoiselles d'Avignon and The Youth of Cézanne and Zola.
Title:Cézanne and The Eternal FeminineFormat:HardcoverDimensions:266 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.63 inPublished:April 25, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052183726X

ISBN - 13:9780521837262

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Table of Contents

1. The eternal feminine; 2. The miracle of her restored vision; 3. Les Spectacles des Fêtes Foraines; 4. Ambroise Vollard's show window; 5. Leda and the Swan; 6. The clothed and the naked; 7. The Death of Sardanapalus; 8. The whore of Babylon; 9. Venus, venal, venality; 10. The sacrifice of the eose; 11. Hero and Leander; 12. The apotheosis of Delacroix; 13. The vicissitudes of love; 14. Wives in crisis; 15. Why not put the eyes at the crotch; 16. From whose point of view; 17. The sand-man.

Editorial Reviews

"As a treasure trove of myths and images reflecting prurient male sexuality in high art, this study richly records a facet of nineteenth-century French cultural history." - Laurence M. Porter, Michigan State University