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Naked authority: the body in Western painting 1830-1908

Naked authority: the body in Western painting 1830-1908

Pointon, Marcia, 1943-

A detailed feminist art-historical study of the nude in particular and the body in general. The author explores the narrative structures of a series of major European and American paintings and other images

Hardback, Book. English.
Published Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990
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Statement of responsibility: Marcia Pointon
ISBN: 0521385288, 9780521385282
Note: Includes bibliographical references p151-157. - Includes index.
Note: CIP rev.
Physical Description: ix,160p : ill ; 25cm.
Subject: Figure painting History.; Women; Human Figure; Nude in art; Men; Nude


  1. List of illustrations
  2. Acknowledgements
  3. Introduction
  4. 1. Reading the body: historiography and the case of the nude
  5. 2. Psychoanalysis and art history: Freud, Fried and Eakins
  6. 3. Liberty on the Barracades: Woman, politics and sexuality in Delacroix
  7. 4. Biography and the body in late Renoir
  8. 5. Interior portraits
  9. 6. Guess who's coming to lunch? Allegory and the body in Manet's Le Dejeuner sur l'Herbe
  10. Bibliography
  11. Index.