Romantic Voyeurism and the Modern Idea of the Savage

Tudor, R. J.
April 2010
Texas Review;Spring/Summer2010, Vol. 31 Issue 1/2, p94
Academic Journal
An essay is presented on the concepts of Romantic voyeurism and savagery both in art and literature. It explores the painting "The Death of Sardenapalus" by Delacroix, an example of voyeuristic posing and male gaze. It says that the more remote the sufferer is from an observer, the more the observer derive pleasure. It mentions several literatures including "The Tempest in the Wilderness: The Racialization of Savagery," "The Noble Savage Theme as Fetish," and "The Mirror and the Lamp."


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