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dc.contributor.authorVernier-Larochette, Beatrice A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-21T12:36:38Z
dc.date.available2014-10-21T12:36:38Z
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.otherAAINR16707en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/54798
dc.descriptionThus far, the writings of painters have been subjected to various studies conducted with either biographical, comparative (writing versus painting) or psychoanalytic aims. In this study, we will try to understand what motivates the writings of five painters---Gauguin, Van Gogh, Moreau, Redon and Leger---dating back to the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century, a rich period full of social and esthetic changes.en_US
dc.descriptionWhereas the correspondence of writers has very often been considered as "le laboratoire de l'oeuvre" where the writer informs the reader about his projects, we will try to see if the writing of painters might very well participate in an adventure beyond their pictural work. We should however note that a frequent lack of understanding about their paintings may lead them to increase their written expression in order to better explain their esthetic goals.en_US
dc.descriptionThe aim of this study is to show the importance of writing for artists in relation to their paintings and the public, an approach that will help us to uncover the motivation of their written work and its relevancy to the diversity of their plastic productivity.en_US
dc.descriptionRather than be limited to a particular theory, our research which considers many kinds of writings (personal and public), relies on different theoretical and critical studies devoted to the correspondence, diary and autobiography. Our study also relies upon the thoughts of various writers in accordance with the concept of alterity and writing, writers such as Barthes, Heidegger, Genette, Todorov, Sartre, Levinas, Blanchot. The exploration of our subject in relation to five painters, whose collective works span one century, will help establish an overall view that will allow us to assert the various motivations of writing.en_US
dc.descriptionFor these five painters, the act of writing contributes to making them aware of all the forces involved in the complex act of creation, therefore helping them to better face these forces. If writing is at the beginning a legitimate quest to see their plastic works understood by others, it also becomes a personal ontological quest to reaffirm a sometimes surprisingly fragile identity.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--Dalhousie University (Canada), 2005.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherDalhousie Universityen_US
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dc.subjectBiography.en_US
dc.subjectArt History.en_US
dc.titleLa peinture par les mots chez Gauguin, Van Gogh, Moreau, Redon, Leger.en_US
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dc.contributor.degreePh.D.en_US
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