L'AME AU CORPS: ARTS ET SCIENCES, 1793-1993 (The Soul in the Body: Arts and Sciences, 1793-1993). Ed. by Jean Clair. Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, 1993. Organized by Reunion des musees nationaux, Paris et al. Published in association with Editions Gallimard, Paris. 560 pp. with 541 ills. (180 col.). 32 x 24 cm. ISBN 271182912X In French.
Reprising a theme previously explored in the 1989 Vienna exhibition Wunderblock: Eine Geschichte der modernen Seele (Worldwide 22156), this ambitious study surveys the complex interconnections between artistic interpretations of the human body and spirit and developments in anatomical science and psychology, documenting a vast array of works dating mainly from the 19th and early 20th centuries that includes portraits, caricatures, physiognomic studies and diverse figurative drawings, prints, paintings and sculptures by such artists as Boilly, Courbet, Daumier, Degas, Redon, Rops, Munch, Kubin, Klinger and Boccioni as well as medical illustrations, ethnographic photographs, scientific instruments, automata and electro-magnetic devices. More than 30 interdisciplinary texts (fourteen of them reprinted) examine artistic and scientific issues related to Darwin's theory of evolution, spiritualism, phrenology, Freudian psychology and man's relationship with the machine.
Indexing: Western, Europe — 1800-1900 — Several Media
Worldwide Number: 024280
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