This book explores the life and art of seven extraordinary womenof the late nineteenth and twentieth century, who had atremendous if not yet fullyacknowledgedimpact on the modernist movement and its reception.Judith Gautier, Suzanne Valadon, Dorothy Bussy, Dora Carrington, Paula Modersohn Becker, Emily Carr and Claude Cahunwere powerful forcesintheir various fields.Eachlived an unusual life, the eccentricity of which was in large part responsible for its creative intensity Drawing on much unpublished material, the stories recounted here, often involving very famousmen including Utrillo, Degas, Renoir, Toulouse Lautrec,Wagner, Hugo, Rilke, and Gide show a singularcourage anddetermination.Whether as writers, translators, painters, or photographers, these innovators stood out among their contemporaries as remarkablecontributors to modernism....
|Title||:||Glorious Eccentrics: Modernist Women Painting and Writing|
|Publisher||:||Palgrave Macmillan First edition December 12, 2006|
|Number of Pages||:||208 pages|
|File Size||:||788 KB|
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Glorious Eccentrics: Modernist Women Painting and Writing Reviews
I was quite excited to read this book. I am quite interested in learning about the lives and personalities of female artists and hoped to draw some inspiration from their unique experiences for my own dialog with the art world.
May I echo every word of the last reviewer? I too was looking forward to reading what ought to have been an fascinating book yet by the first page was evidently so badly written, a ramshackle stream-of-consciousness which was unintelligible, nonsensical, judgemental and plain thoughtless of its readership that I quite lost patience. I cannot imagine how it could have been more awfully written, nor how it was published nor how other academics could praise it. It reminded me of so many teachers and lecturers who get so immersed in their own enthusiasms that they forget how to communicate with anyone else.