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A touch of blossom : John Singer Sargent and the queer flora of fin-de-siècle art / Alison Syme

Title
John Singer Sargent and the queer flora of fin-de-siècle art
Author
Syme, Alison (Alison Mairi)
Sargent, John Singer 1856-1925
Subject
Sargent, John Singer 1856-1925 Criticism and interpretation
Date
2010
C2010
19th century
Type
Books
Physical Description
xvi, 324 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Contents
La vie en rose -- Lascivious digitation, or The importance of manual stimulation to the invert artist -- Dr. Octogynecologist -- Portrait of the artist as a young ladybird -- The sting -- Conclusion: Leaf taking
Summary
"Explores the art of John Singer Sargent in the context of nineteenth-century botany, gynecology, literature, and visual culture. Argues that the artist was elaborating both a period poetics of homosexuality and a new sense of subjectivity, anticipating certain aspects of artistic modernism"--Provided by publisher.
Data Source
Smithsonian Libraries
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