Venus in Exile: The Rejection of Beauty in Twentieth-century Art

Venus in Exile: The Rejection of Beauty in Twentieth-century Art

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Whereas previous eras had celebrated beauty as the central aim of art, the modernist avant-garde were deeply suspicious of beauty and its perennial symbols, woman and ornament, preferring instead the thrill and alienation of the sublime. They rejected harmony, empathy, and femininity in a denial still reverberating through art and social relations today. Exploring this casting of Venus, with all her charms, into exile, Wendy Steiner's brilliant, ambitious, and provocative… (more)

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Publisher: Free Press (October 24, 2001)

Format: EPUB

File size: 321 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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