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Moved by Love: Inspired Artists and Deviant Women in Eighteenth-Century France
In eighteenth-century France, the ability to “lose oneself” in a character or scene marked both great artists and ideal spectators. Yet it was also thought this same passionate enthusiasm, if taken to unreasonable extremes, could lead to sexual deviance, mental illness, and even death. Women and artists were seen as especially susceptible to these negative consequences of ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published December 15th 2008 by University Of Chicago Press
(first published January 15th 2004)
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