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Alessandra Comini
Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX 75205)

The Changing Image of Beethoven, 1770-1970: A Study in Myth-Making

To research the phenomenon of myth-making using the 200 year transformation in the visual arts of the image of Beethoven. The process through which Beethoven the man became Beethoven the myth mirrors a basic evolution in European intellectual history. As an international culture symbol Beethoven represents escapism.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism; Intellectual History

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Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1976 – 8/31/1976