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Splendours and Miseries

Author: Guy Cogeval Nienke Bakker Marie Robert Isolde Pludermacher Richard Thompson Gabrielle Houbre Daniel Grojnowski

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This work traces the artists and photographers who–whether fascinated or repelled by prostitution in all its forms–captured the realities and fantasies of this ambiguous world. From the scandalous Olympia by Manet to Degas’s The Absinthe Drinker, from Toulouse-Lautrec and Munch’s forays into brothels to the bold figures and caricature portraits of Rouault, van Dongen, and Picasso, this book foregrounds how the shadowy domain of prostitution played a central role in the development of modern painting. In nine chapters, these paintings, sculptures, lithographs, sketches, photographs, and press clippings are given context within the moral framework of an era when prostitution was considered an unavoidable–or enticing–evil, powerfully evoking the ambivalent place held by prostitutes in the midst of nascent modernity, from the splendours of the demimondaines to the miseries of the working-girl pierreuses. show more

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Weight 1848 g
Author

Guy Cogeval Nienke Bakker Marie Robert Isolde Pludermacher Richard Thompson Gabrielle Houbre Daniel Grojnowski

Publisher

Editions Flammarion

Binding

Hardback

ISBN-10

2081372746

Dimensions

304 x 253 x 31

Language

English

Country of Pub

France

Book Condition

New

Notes

With 328 illustrations in colour and black and white

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