Les scènes de l'intimité domestique dans les arts figurés en France (1780-1815)

Abstract : This thesis examines the representations of private life, made with diverse technics and mediums (painting, drawing, engraving), between 1780 and 1815. At this time, intimacy shows an evolution in its semantic and its usage : from a limited meaning to the definition of the relationship between two individuals, gradually its signification approaches the notion of secrecy, and extends to everything we reveal only to small cercles of persons, to our heart of hearts, our emotional feelings, or sexuality. These semantic shifts come along a domestic, cultural and literary evolution, which support the idea of a decisive time period in the history of privacy. Therefore this work analyses the different ways of representing intimacy and questions whom those works of art were destined to and how they were received, in order to understand the habits and customs of the french society at the turning point of the 19th century. The study of the various methods of exhibiting the pictures as well as the analyse of the writing accounts of the art critics help to more fully understand the taste of the audience and the place the pictures had in the public expositions and in the private collections.
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Dorothée Lanno. Les scènes de l'intimité domestique dans les arts figurés en France (1780-1815). Art et histoire de l'art. Université de Strasbourg, 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017STRAG024⟩. ⟨tel-01758242⟩

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