Lire la pierre: Pouvoir politique et sexuel dans la sculpture littéraire du XIXe siècle

Lloyd charts the ubiquity, fluidity, and dynamism of sculptural metaphors in the texts of an array of Romantic writers to reveal the paradoxes and anxieties underlying the growing perception that the statue is no longer representative of agreed-upon aesthetic and political values. She concludes that sculpture has begun to "move" across the political map, abandoning traditional sites and entering the streets of a rapidly changing social world where she sees the prevalence of the Pygmalion myth as symptomatic of the changing status of women and of the artist's relationship to both his muse and his public. (In French)

Lloyd, Rosemary.
Volume 2006 Fall; 35(1): 151-65.