Unreliable witness: the flaneur as artist and spectator of art in 19th-century Paris

Wrigley, Richard (2016) Unreliable witness: the flaneur as artist and spectator of art in 19th-century Paris. Oxford Art Journal, 39 (2). pp. 267-284. ISSN 1741-7287

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Abstract

The article shows that the well-established association of the flaneur with art, artists is mistaken by reviewing the major primary source texts. It offers an alternative reading of the invention of the flaneur, arguing that it is rooted in early 19th-century journaliastic practices, designed to deal with censorship, and to express political opposition through urban observation.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Oxford Art Journal following peer review. The version of record Richard Wrigley, Unreliable Witness: The Flâneur as Artist and Spectator of Art in Nineteenth-Century Paris, Oxford Art Journal (2016), v. 39, issue 2 is available online at: http://oaj.oxfordjournals.org/content/39/2/267
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities > Department of Art History
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1093/oxartj/kcw012
Depositing User: Wrigley, Richard
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2016 08:03
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2016 19:37
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/34404

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