Overview:Signs of Cleopatra: Reading an Icon Historically - Cleopatra has been dead for twenty centuries, but her name still resonates in the west. Her story has the status of a foundation myth. As such, artists of all periods have drawn on it in order to raise questions concerned with the world in which they found themselves living.This study chooses a number of key occasions from European history on which writers and painters re-imagined Cleopatra. In doing so Mary Hamer takes the reader on a pleasurable intellectual treasure hunt through the ages. In addition, by restoring these works to their original context - political, philosophical and aesthetic - the author opens up unexpected new readings of images and texts which had previously appeared to be self-explanatory.The purpose of this book is to raise questions about how these images of a dead Egyptian queen were read. Through careful analysis Hamer traces attempts to manipulate attitudes to women and power, women and sexuality and to desire itself. In the case of Tiepolo's Cleopatra, for example, the Queen embodies the desire for knowledge; in post-Revolutionary France, she symbolises political freedom. In the new introductory essay we discover that Cleopatra's role as a focus for cultural debate continues, and that, as previously, much is at stake: it is now the question of her race that is highly contested.
This book is on page /0fb06c92acf561788291222b8bb2eff7/book/1603726817-9780859898096. It was written by the following authors: Mary Hamer. Book Signs of Cleopatra: Reading an Icon Historically, which can be read online, published by the company: Liverpool University Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Photography, Fashion, Art. The book was published on 2008-09-26. It has 192 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 363 g. File for download Signs of Cleopatra: Reading an Icon Historically has PDF format and is called signs-of-cleopatra-reading-an-icon-historically.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our poumm.fr site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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