A Touch of Blossom

A Touch of Blossom

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qExplores the art of John Singer Sargent in the context of nineteenth-century botany, gynecology, literature, and visual culture. Argues that the artist was elaborating both a period poetics of homosexuality and a new sense of subjectivity, anticipating certain aspects of artistic modernismq--Provided by publisher.John Singer Sargent and the Queer Flora of Fin-de-siAucle Art Alison Mairi Syme, John Singer Sargent ... from which the artists in this study took in part their inspiration even as they contributed to this interpretive legacy. In chapter 2, aquot; Lascivious Digitation, or The Importance of Manual Stimulation to the Invert Artist, aquot; the focus shifts to Sargenta#39;s work, ... painted hands, which can be situated within an iconographic tradition operating in the work of Gautier, Huysmans, Wilde, Proust, andanbsp;...

Title:A Touch of Blossom
Author:Alison Mairi Syme, John Singer Sargent
Publisher:Penn State Press - 2010


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