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Art is a tyrant : the unconventional life of Rosa Bonheur
Art is a tyrant : the unconventional life of Rosa Bonheur
Hewitt, Catherine2020
A new biography of the wildly unconventional 19th-century animal painter and gender equality pioneer Rosa Bonheur. Rosa Bonheur was the very antithesis of the feminine ideal of 19th-century society. She was educated, she shunned traditional 'womanly' pursuits, she rejected marriage - and she wore trousers. But the society whose rules she spurned accepted her as one of their own, because of her genius for painting animals. She shared an intimate relationship with the eccentric, self-styled inventor Nathalie Micas, who nurtured the artist like a wife. Together Rosa, Nathalie and Nathalie's mother bought a chateau and with Rosa's menagerie of animals the trio became one of the most extraordinary households of the day. Catherine Hewitt's compelling new biography is an inspiring evocation of a life lived against the rules.
London : Icon Books Ltd, 2020.
xi, 483 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1.Two Houses -- 2.Where Angels Fear -- 3.Hear the People -- 4.Trying for Size -- 5.Beasts and Benefactors -- 6.True Nature -- 7.Life and Death -- 8.Cometh the Hour -- 9.Changing Views -- 10.A Woman's Work -- 11.Beyond the Sea -- 12.The Lady of the Lakes -- 13.Such Stuff as Dreams -- 14.Pure Invention -- 15.All That Glitters -- 16.Gathering Storms -- 17.Knowing the Enemy -- 18.Standing Out from the Pack -- 19.The Call of the Wild -- 20.Mastering the Moon -- 21.A Question of Pride -- 22.The Price of Fame -- 23.The Final Awakening -- 24.Against the Odds -- 25.Four Loves -- 26.Signing a Life.
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryBiography759.4 BONAvailable