Moved by Love: Inspired Artists and Deviant Women in Eighteenth-Century France

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In eighteenth-century France, the ability to lose oneself in a character or scene marked both great artists and ideal spectators. Yet it was thought this same passionate enthusiasm, if taken to unreasonable extremes, could also lead to sexual deviance, mental illness even death. Women and artists were seen as especially susceptible to these negative consequences of creative enthusiasm, and women artists, doubly so. Mary D. Sheriff uses these very different visions of enthusiasm to explore the complex interrelationships ...

Moved by Love: Inspired Artists and Deviant Women in Eighteenth-Century France 2007, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226752884

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Moved by Love: Inspired Artists and Deviant Women in Eighteenth-Century France 2004, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226752877

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