Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||‘A brilliancy of their own’: Female art, beauty and sexuality in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre||Authors:||Ioannou, Maria||Keywords:||Αrt;Beauty;Female sexuality;Gender;Jane Eyre;Victorian periodicals||Category:||Arts||Field:||Humanities||Issue Date:||2-Oct-2018||Publisher:||Taylor and Francis Ltd.||Source:||Bronte Studies, 2018, vol. 43, no. 4, pp. 323-334||Journal:||Bronte Studies||Abstract:||This article studies the portraits of Rosamond Oliver and Blanche Ingram in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, to argue that, first, the portraits participate in the nineteenth-century dialogue about women in art and, second, capture Jane’s convictions on the theme of sexual love. This is especially so in the case of Rosamond’s miniature, which comes at a point where Jane has resolved to choose a sexual union rather than a loveless marriage. In an important sense, Jane is Rosamond; the subject (artist) identifies with the object (model) in an equation of female beauty with agency and capacity for sexual feeling.||ISSN:||1474-8932||DOI:||10.1080/14748932.2018.1502993||Collaboration :||University of Exeter
Cyprus University of Technology
|Rights:||© The Brontë Society.||Type:||Article|
|Appears in Collections:||Άρθρα/Articles|
checked on Jun 1, 2020
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.