Moved by Love: Inspired Artists and Deviant Women in Eighteenth-Century France
Naginski, Erika, The Art Bulletin
MARY D. SHERIFF Moved by Love: Inspired Artists and Deviant Women in Eighteenth-Century France Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004. 320 pp.; 63 halftones. $35.00
One of the more notable lines in Pierre Marivaux's The Game of Love and Chance (1730) is delivered by his young protagonist, Silvia, who masquerades as her servant Lisette in order to test her lover's devotion. "I want a combat between love and reason," she affirms at the close of act 3, scene 4, this to justify keeping the ruse going until Dorante, undone by his feelings, requests her hand in marriage despite the evident class misalliance.1 The play ends in Silvia's triumph; she reveals herself only to maintain …
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Publication information: Article title: Moved by Love: Inspired Artists and Deviant Women in Eighteenth-Century France. Contributors: Naginski, Erika - Author. Journal title: The Art Bulletin. Volume: 87. Issue: 4 Publication date: December 2005. Page number: 724+. © 2009 College Art Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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