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Before the Operation

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Description: Before the Operation
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Description: Looking at Men: Anatomy, Masculinity and the Modern Male Body
François Sallé’s The Anatomy Class (1888, see fig. 1.1) focuses on a muscular ‘labouring’ body and provides important material for examining ideas of normality...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.110-139
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00297.4
Description: Art of the Actual: Naturalism and Style in Early Third Republic France,...
~The established consensus in contemporary culture about the value of exactitude and legibility played a central part in the making, interpreting and appreciation of painting. Indeed, this process was circular, a self-fulfilling prophecy. The modern mentality set great store by precision and the document; contemporary pictures scrupulously recorded the present...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.81-115
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00022.006
Description: Act of Portrayal: Eakins, Sargent, James
~The Agnew Clinic (fig. 1) today hangs high on a wall in the foyer of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. The painting cannot be taken in all at once; approximately six feet high by eleven feet long, it is exceptionally large. What first attracts the eye is the white-clad figure standing in isolation in the foreground, left...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.27-82
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00007.004

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