Monday, June 11, 2007

Scratched Note on Godard's Women

Though Godard and his alter ego recreated (after Rembrandt and Goya) Delacroix in Passion, we must recognize that the typical Delacroix woman is--like the bare-shouldered beauty in Passion and the corner of The Entry of the Crusaders into Jerusalem--passive, supine, even defeated. (Atypical is the Delacroix woman leading the war!) Godard's (nude) women are more like Courbet's--Courbet, the champion of the Paris Commune!

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