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Творецът и неговият модел
Artists/Creators and Their Models

Author(s): Diyana Nikolova
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Sociolinguistics, Western Slavic Languages, Eastern Slavic Languages, South Slavic Languages, Philology, Sociology of Art
Published by: Великотърновски университет „Св. св. Кирил и Методий”
Keywords: Sappho; Corinna; Kampaspa; Phryne; Lais; Aspasia; Pygmalion; Galatea; Raphael; Fornarina.

Summary/Abstract: The text analyses some particular features of the culture of the Antiquity and their projections into Western art, more specifically the ideas of love and happiness, of the artist/creator, of the roles of women in society and art. By tracing literary examples from the Antiquity, as well as literary historiography I will highlight the stable lines of representation which have also fed into the topos of West European imaginary – the image of the woman artist/creator (Sappho, Corinna), the myth of the male artist/creator and his model – “muse” (Kampaspa, Phryne, Lais, Aspasia, Cynthia, Fornarina), the myth of Pygmalion and Galatea.

  • Issue Year: 22/2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 68-98
  • Page Count: 31
  • Language: Bulgarian