A touch of blossom : John Singer Sargent and the queer flora of fin-de-siècle art / Alison Syme
John Singer Sargent and the queer flora of fin-de-siècle art
Syme, Alison (Alison Mairi)
Sargent, John Singer 1856-1925
Sargent, John Singer 1856-1925 Criticism and interpretation
xvi, 324 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
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
"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.