This introductory article gives an overview of the history and culture of intimacy in nineteenth-century art, architecture and literature, and discusses key theories and concepts. It explains how through a re-imagination of the potentialities of ‘intimacy’, nineteenth-century writers, artists and architects expressed the lived realities and the philosophical and aesthetic concerns of a rapidly changing society. It raises key questions surrounding the complexities, contradictions and paradoxes of intimacy in the nineteenth-century and reveal its relevance as an analytical and conceptual tool in order to explore the hidden spaces of French and Belgian modernity.
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Accepted - 01 Aug 2021|