The Body of Raphaelle Peale

The Body of Raphaelle Peale

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qThe Body of Raphaelle Peale is a close reading not just of Raphaelle's paintings but also of the visual and intellectual culture of early-nineteenth-century Philadelphia to which they intimately relate. More broadly, the book presents a reading of romanticism in the American visual arts. Above all, it is an argument about selfhood in Raphaelle's era. Raphaelle focused - in paintings both playful and morbid - on the pleasures and horrors of being a mere body, of being less than a self.q--BOOK JACKET.For Raphaellea#39;s work as marking a shift to a more egalitarian political process, see Nicolai Cikovsky, Jr., aquot;Democratic ... in particular an argument that the elder Peale allowed his son to be poisoned to death, see Lloyd, aquot;Philadelphia Storv, aquot; esp. ... aquot;Invisible Killers: Heavy Metals, Saturnine Envy, and the Tragic Death of Raphaelle Peale, aquot; Transactions and Studies of the ... David C. Ward and Sidney Hart, anbsp;...

Title:The Body of Raphaelle Peale
Author:Alexander Nemerov
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2001


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