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The invention of the model: artists and models in Paris, 1830-1870

The invention of the model: artists and models in Paris, 1830-1870

Waller, Susan, 1948-

Susan Waller's study of artists' models in France between 1830 and 1870 combines a social history of the men and women who worked as models, a cultural history of stereotypes of artists' models, and an art history which examines how the social history of models intersected with artistic practice

Hardback, Book. English.
Published Aldershot: Ashgate, c2006
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Statement of responsibility: Susan S. Waller
ISBN: 0754634841, 9780754634843
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 153-161) and index.
Physical Description: xvii, 168 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
Subject: Courbet, Gustave; Artists models; Art and society France History 19th century.; Figure drawing France Paris History 19th century.; 19th century; French art; Human beings in art.; Artists' models France Paris History 19th century.; Art, French 19th century.


  1. Introduction
  2. Part I Professional poseurs: The model in acad?mies
  3. Models in the ?cole des Beaux-Arts
  4. The stereotypical mod?le
  5. Negotiating the stereotype
  6. Part II The vulgar model: The unmodest model
  7. The mod?le (lorette)
  8. From the streets to the Salon
  9. Courbet's The Studio of the Painter
  10. Part III Ethnicites and modernities: The Jewish community in Paris
  11. The mod?le (juive)
  12. The mod?le (italienne) in the academic tradition
  13. Mod?les (italiennes) in Rome
  14. Mod?les (italiennes) in Abruzzi
  15. Mod?les (italiennes) in Paris
  16. Epilogue
  17. Select bibliography
  18. Notes
  19. Index.