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    Blue Arabesque
    A Search for the Sublime

    by Patricia Hampl

    🔰 Blue Arabesque : Read More 🔰

    • Genres: art, memoir, biography, history, philosophy
    • Language: english
    • Author: Patricia Hampl
    • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    • Format: hardcover, 224 pages
    • Release date: November 1, 2006
    • ISBN: 9780151015061 (0151015066)

    About The Book

    Just out of college, Patricia Hampl was mesmerized by a Matisse painting she saw in the Art Institute of Chicago: an aloof woman gazing at goldfish in a bowl, a mysterious Moroccan screen behind her. This woman seemed a welcome secular version of the nuns of Hampl’s girlhood, free and untouchable, a poster girl for twentieth-century feminism. In Blue Arabesque, Hampl explores the allure of that woman, immersed in leisure, so at odds with the increasing rush of the modern era. Her tantalizing meditation takes us to the Cote d’Azur and North Africa, from cloister to harem, pondering figures as diverse as Eugène Delacroix, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Katherine Mansfield. Returning always to Matisse and his obsessive portraits of languid women, Hampl discovers they were not decorative indulgences but surprising acts of integrity.

     

    Moving with the life force that Matisse sought in his work, Blue Arabesque is a dazzling tour de force.

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