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

Wrigley, Richard

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Richard Wrigley richard.wrigley@nottingham.ac.uk



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.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Oxford Art Journal
Print ISSN 0142-6540
Electronic ISSN 1741-7287
Publisher Oxford University Press (OUP)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 39
Issue 2
Pages 267-284
Institution Citation Wrigley, R. (in press). Unreliable witness: the flaneur as artist and spectator of art in 19th-century Paris. Oxford Art Journal, 39(2), 267-284. doi:10.1093/oxartj/kcw012
DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/oxartj/kcw012
Publisher URL http://oaj.oxfordjournals.org/content/39/2/267
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
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

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