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Mechthild Fend

in Fleshing Out Surfaces: Skin in French Art and Medicine, 1650-1850

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719087967
eISBN:
9781526120724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087967.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter focuses on the significance of skin in neoclassical art and aesthetics. The most distinctive features of neoclassicism - an emphasis on the contour and a preference for more finished ... More


A Chemical Couple

in Alchemical Mercury: A Theory of Ambivalence

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760324
eISBN:
9780804772877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760324.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines a portrait of Antoine Lavoisier and his wife, painted by Jacques-Louis David in 1788, in which Lavoisier presents himself as a dignified scientist. While the untidy desk of an ... More


Resonating Forms

Robin Wagner-Pacifici

in What Is an Event?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226439648
eISBN:
9780226439815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226439815.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter describes the processes by which ruptures take shape and form to become events: wars, revolutions, and financial crashes among them. Principles regarding the informing of events are ... More


Heads or Tails? Painting History with a Horse

Kari Weil

in Precarious Partners: Horses and Their Humans in Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226686233
eISBN:
9780226686400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226686400.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The horse has been deemed worthy of visual representation throughout history, perhaps because history as conquest has so often depended upon horses. Might the horse also be regarded as a subject and ... More


Maternal Cosmopoetics: Käthe Kollwitz and European Women Poets of the First World War

Margaret R. Higonnet

in The First World War: Literature, Culture, Modernity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780197266267
eISBN:
9780191869198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266267.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Käthe Kollwitz’s 1922–3 cycle War addresses themes of maternal sacrifice and nationalist mobilization that also figure in women’s poetry. Her anti-war protest in Sacrifice depicts a mother who raises ... More


Modernism, Neoclassicism, and Irony: Erik Satie’s Socrate

William Fitzgerald

in The Living Death of Antiquity: Neoclassical Aesthetics

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780192893963
eISBN:
9780191915109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192893963.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter discusses the relation between neoclassicism and modernism. It sets Satie’s ‘Symphonic Drama’ on texts of Plato, Socrate, in the context of post-First World War neoclassicism in France. ... More


Preface

Eric L. Santner, Bonnie Honig, Peter E. Gordon, Hent de Vries, and Kevis Goodman

in The Weight of All Flesh: On the Subject-Matter of Political Economy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190254087
eISBN:
9780190254117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190254087.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The preface introduces the project against the background of recent work on modern mutations of political theology. The assignat pictured in Jacques-Louis David’s Death of Marat is shown to figure a ... More


Conclusion

Shira Brisman

in Albrecht Dürer and the Epistolary Mode of Address

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226354750
eISBN:
9780226354897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226354897.003.0008
Subject:
Art, Art History

Taking a broad view to consider the letter in the hands of protagonists over centuries of European paintings, the conclusion articulates what differed about the conditions of making and viewing in ... More


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