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The Visual Arts

Nancy Duvall Hargrove

in T. S. Eliot’s Parisian Year

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780813034010
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039367 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813034010.003.0005
The Visual Arts

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Before Eliot went to Paris, he was already endowed with some basic knowledge of the visual arts as he had been able to take courses such as the History of Ancient Art and Florentine Painting when he was still at Harvard. Paris, with a combination of past and future, was also big in the visual arts scene since the city housed many works of art that ranged from those of the ancient Greeks to those of the more recent nineteenth century. Also, the city was recognized for accommodating developing new movements. Eliot was engrossed with the Parisian art scene and in addition he visited various exhibits and museums in London, Bergamo, Venice, and Munich. This chapter attempts to provide descriptions of classical art works as well as the contemporary art movements that influenced Eliot's immediate and future works.

Keywords: History of Ancient Art; Florentine Painting; Parisian art scene; classical art; contemporary art movements

Chapter.  12366 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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