Writing the artist's gaze : ethics and ekphrasis in early twentieth century historical fiction

Dougall, Mara (2018) Writing the artist's gaze : ethics and ekphrasis in early twentieth century historical fiction. FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts (27). ISSN 1749-9771

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    Abstract

    This article examines portrayals of visual artists in novels by Pat Barker and A.S. Byatt, focusing on artists’ appeal to writers, and the associated ethical and artistic challenges. It proposes that artist characters can offer creative ways of probing not only particular periods of history, but the creative process itself.