The Citoyenne Tallien: Women, Politics, and Portraiture during the French Revolution

@inproceedings{Freund2011TheCT,
  title={The Citoyenne Tallien: Women, Politics, and Portraiture during the French Revolution},
  author={Amy S. Freund},
  year={2011}
}
  • Amy S. Freund
  • Published 2011
  • Art
  • Portraiture dominated visual culture in France after 1789 because it addressed the central challenge of the Revolution: how to turn subjects into citizens. Women, however, were rarely included in Revolutionary definitions of citizenship. Jean-Louis Laneuville's 1796 portrait of Theresia Cabarrus, better known as Mme Tallien, negotiates female subjectivity and political participation in radically new ways, inserting its sitter into debates about the place of women in the new republic. The… CONTINUE READING

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