Sarah Bernhardt: Muse of Art Nouveau

Kennedy, Ruth (2001) Sarah Bernhardt: Muse of Art Nouveau. MPhil(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Sarah Bernhardt has long been praised for her contribution to the world of theatre. However she played an important role in the world of the arts in a much broader sense. Through her extraordinary life she inspired many including a number of the finest French artist designers of the Art Nouveau period, she also brought many of them to positions of prominence. Through her renowned position in the theatre she introduced numerous works of writers, painters, illustrators, designers, and jewellers to the general public. Through an examination of the history of Sarah's life it is evident that many of the finest examples of Art Nouveau may not have come to fruition without Sarah as the inspirational starting point. To date, Sarah has not been given due credit for this, perhaps the most important, role she was to play.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Additional Information: Adviser: Ian Cox
Keywords: Art history, Biographies
Date of Award: 2001
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2001-76177
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2019 16:31
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 16:31
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/76177

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