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Revisiting Renoir Manet and Degas - Impressionist Figure Paintings in Contemporary Anglophone Art Fiction - cover

Revisiting Renoir Manet and Degas - Impressionist Figure Paintings in Contemporary Anglophone Art Fiction

Lyutsiya Staub

Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag

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This work analyses the relationship between visual art and contemporary art fiction by addressing the problem of the ekphrastic re-presentation and re-interpretation of an Impressionist figure painting through its composition, selected details of the painting and allusion to specific techniques used in the process of creating the masterpiece based on the examples of the following novels: Luncheon of the Boating Party (LOTBP) by Susan Vreeland (2007), Mademoiselle Victorine (MV) by Debra Finerman (2007), With Violets (WV) by Elizabeth Robards (2008), Dancing for Degas (DFD) by Kathryn Wagner (2010) and The Painted Girls (TPG) by Cathy Marie Buchanan (2013).

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