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Author Thomas, Troy, author.

Title Poussin's Women : Sex and Gender in the Artist's Works / Troy Thomas
Published Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2020]
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Description 1 online resource (385 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Series Visual and material culture, 1300-1700
Visual and material culture, 1300-1700.
Contents Violence and virtue in Poussin's representations of women -- Poussin's women: cultural and social frames -- Paintings and drawings
Summary This book examines the paintings and drawings of the well-known seventeenth-century French painter Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665) from a gender studies perspective, focusing on a critical analysis of his representations of women. The book's thematic chapters investigate Poussin's women in their roles as predators, as lustful or the objects of lust, as lovers, killers, victims, heroines, or models of virtue. Poussin's paintings reflect issues of gender within his social situation as he consciously or unconsciously articulated its conflicts and assumptions. A gender studies approach brings to light new critical insights that illuminate how the artist represented women, both positively and negatively, within the framework in his seventeenth-century culture. This book covers the artist's works from Classical mythology, Roman history, Tasso, and the Bible. It serves as a good overview of Poussin as an artist, discussing the latest research and including new interpretations of his major works
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-370) and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 04, 2020)
Subject Poussin, Nicolas, 1594?-1665 -- Criticism and interpretation
Poussin, Nicolas, 1594?-1665 -- Criticism and interpretation
Poussin, Nicolas, 1594?-1665
Gender identity in art.
Painting, French -- 17th century
Sex in art.
Women in art.
ART -- History -- Baroque & Rococo.
Gender identity in art
Painting, French
Sex in art
Women in art
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9048552389