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18th and 19th Century Artists

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18th and 19th Century Artists

Post by Margaret » Fri August 29th, 2008, 12:38 am

I've just posted Part II of my article "Historical Novels about Artists" at http://www.HistoricalNovels.info/Artists-II.html. Part I (at http://www.HistoricalNovels.info/Artists.html) covers novels about artists up through the 17th century, and Part II covers artists of the 18th and 19th centuries. A surprising number of novels about Goya (18th c.) have been written and there are lots of novels about Impressionist painters (19th) among the great variety of these novels.

If you know of any novels I've left out, do let me know! I'm also developing lists of novels about twentieth century artists, about sculptors, about fictional artists (historical novels only) and artists from elsewhere in the world than Europe and North America.
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Post by annis » Fri August 29th, 2008, 8:28 am

Another interesting article, Margaret, thanks.
Btw, does anyone know of a novel featuring Jacques-Louis David, French Revolutionary artist and Napoleon's stage-manager? He made a brief appearance in Katherine Neville's book "The Eight", but i was wondering if he might have appeared elsewhere in fiction.

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Post by princess garnet » Sat August 30th, 2008, 2:00 pm

He's mentioned in Sandra Gulland's Josephine B trilogy

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Post by Julianne Douglas » Wed September 17th, 2008, 7:03 pm

My friend Sheramy Bundrick has a new novel on Vincent Van Gogh, The Sunflowers, coming out from Avon/HarperCollins in September 2009. You can read about the book here. Sheramy is an art historian who posts frequently about Van Gogh and his artist friends on her website Van Gogh's Chair.

And if I'm not mistake, the artist David is a character in Catherine Delors's forthcoming novel, For the King. I'll check with her and perhaps she can tell you more.
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Post by Margaret » Wed September 17th, 2008, 8:43 pm

Thanks for letting us know about The Sunflowers, Julianne. We're long overdue for another fictional look at Van Gogh. Will Sheramy be sending ARCs to online reviewers?
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Post by Sheramy » Wed September 24th, 2008, 2:13 pm

Hi Margaret,

Julianne suggested I join the Forum and reply to this thread. :-)
I hope to have ARCs sent to online reviewers. I haven't had any conversations yet with the marketing people to find out how things work. I would assume they would encourage such a move -- bloggers are so key these days, and there are some terrific sites out there.

Thanks for the plug, Julianne!

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For it is truly the discovery of a new hemisphere in a person's life when he falls seriously in love. -Vincent van Gogh

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Post by Julianne Douglas » Wed September 24th, 2008, 7:26 pm

Hey, Sheramy, glad you found us!
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Post by Margaret » Wed September 24th, 2008, 11:34 pm

Hi, Sheramy, and welcome. Congratulations on SUNFLOWERS - and do let us know when you have more news about ARC availability.
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Post by donroc » Wed September 24th, 2008, 11:49 pm

Pierre Le Mure's Moulin Rouge about Toulouse-Lautrec (on which the film with José Ferrer was based) is still a good read.
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Post by Sheramy » Thu September 25th, 2008, 2:44 pm

Will do, Margaret. Thank you.
Sunflowers: A Novel of Vincent van Gogh, forthcoming from Avon-A, 13 October 2009
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