Yale Center for British Art

Myrone, Martin
Bodybuilding : reforming masculinities in British art 1750-1810 / Martin Myrone.
Published / Created:
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2005.
Physical Description:
vii, 384 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Reference Library
Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
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Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0511/2005012041.html
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction -- Masculinity as cultural work in eighteenth-century Britain -- 'Our arts may hope for new advances': the state of the arts, c.1755-1765 -- Reforming the hero: London in the early 1760s -- Gavin Hamilton and Rome in the 1760s -- James Barry in France and Italy -- 'Over-stocked with artists of all sorts': the state of the arts, c.1765-1775 -- General Wolfe among the macaronis -- Outlaw masculinity: John Hamilton Mortimer in the 1770s -- Alexander Runciman in Rome and Edinburgh -- Henry Fuseli and Thomas Banks in Rome -- 'This weak, disjointed age': the state of the arts, c.1775-1785 -- The American war and the heroic image -- Gothic romance and quixotic heroism: Fuseli in the 1780s -- The male nude at the Royal Academy -- 'Three young sculptors' of the 1790s -- 'I never presum'd to class the painters': the state of the arts, c.1785-1800 -- Conclusion -- Genius, madness and the fate of heroic art: Henry Fuseli and William Blake in the nineteenth century -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Subject Terms:
Masculinity in art. | Heroes in art. | Art, British -- 18th century. | Art and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.