Imagining the motherland: Puvis de Chavannes, modernism, and the fantasy of France

Shaw, Jennifer L.
December 1997
Art Bulletin;Dec97, Vol. 79 Issue 4, p586
Academic Journal
Examines the critical reception of artist Puvis de Chavannes's mural painting `Summer,' in the context of the debates about modernism, nationalism and subjectivity in France. Unique pictorial mode used by Puvis in `Summer'; Impact of Chavannes' `Summer' on the formulations of modernism in the nineteenth century.


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