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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/594384
Title:
La Soubrette Confidente, Deciphering Love Through Difference
Author:
Whitney, Megan L.
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
La Soubrette Confidente is an eighteenth-century French engraving by Gérard Vidal after a gouache drawing by Nicolas Lavreince. The image depicts an interior where notions of lady-like behavior are emphasized–the acquisition of knowledge through the writing and reading of letters and the discussion of personal matters with trusted confidants. What is most intriguing about this print are not the actions of the women, their fashion, or the furniture, but how all of these elements are affected by a simple change in decoration: the addition of a painting of a reclining nude on the wall. The difference between the original and reproduction incites a series of questions that I will explore: how has the print and the two artists been considered historically; why were the changes were made from the gouache to the print; how did these changes affect the viewer's interpretation of the image, and finally how are the changes made by Vidal are related to the social and historical context within which they were made.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Eighteenth Century; France; Love; Print; Reproduction; Art History; Difference
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Art History
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Plax, Julie-Anne

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleLa Soubrette Confidente, Deciphering Love Through Differenceen_US
dc.creatorWhitney, Megan L.en
dc.contributor.authorWhitney, Megan L.en
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractLa Soubrette Confidente is an eighteenth-century French engraving by Gérard Vidal after a gouache drawing by Nicolas Lavreince. The image depicts an interior where notions of lady-like behavior are emphasized–the acquisition of knowledge through the writing and reading of letters and the discussion of personal matters with trusted confidants. What is most intriguing about this print are not the actions of the women, their fashion, or the furniture, but how all of these elements are affected by a simple change in decoration: the addition of a painting of a reclining nude on the wall. The difference between the original and reproduction incites a series of questions that I will explore: how has the print and the two artists been considered historically; why were the changes were made from the gouache to the print; how did these changes affect the viewer's interpretation of the image, and finally how are the changes made by Vidal are related to the social and historical context within which they were made.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
dc.subjectEighteenth Centuryen
dc.subjectFranceen
dc.subjectLoveen
dc.subjectPrinten
dc.subjectReproductionen
dc.subjectArt Historyen
dc.subjectDifferenceen
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineArt Historyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorPlax, Julie-Anneen
dc.contributor.committeememberPlax, Julie-Anneen
dc.contributor.committeememberAlbers, Katherine P.en
dc.contributor.committeememberCuneo, Pia F.en
dc.contributor.committeememberIvey, Paulen
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