Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 January 2017

336 Pages | 76 colour illus., 16 b/w illus.

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719087967

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Fleshing Out Surfaces

Skin in French Art and Medicine, 1650-1850

Mechthild Fend

Published by Manchester University Press

Rethinking Arts Histories MUP

  • The first comprehensive English-language art historical study of flesh tones, skin and skin colour in art
  • Provides new interpretations of significant works by Fragonard, David, Girodet, Benoist and Ingres
  • Proposes a new approach to the study of skin colour in visual images
  • Makes a genuine contribution to the medical history of skin, the study of scientific images and the visual culture of medicine

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