Dr. Cibelli’s Research Featured in International Book

Deborah Cibelli Faculty Staff Headshots 2017 (Misty Leigh McElroy/Nicholls State University) 8/17/17

THIBODAUX, La. — A Nicholls State University art professor has been published in an international collection of scholarship.

Dr. Deborah Cibelli wrote the chapter “Beardsley’s ‘Strife for Love in a Dream’” in the book in “Anxiety, Angst, Anguish in Fin de Siècle Art and Literature.” 

“The study of the Renaissance printed book as a source for Beardsley’s art allowed me to discuss the continued relevance of classical sources for modern art,” Cibelli said. “I hope that including scholarship by a Nicholls faculty member in the volume of international scholarship has the potential to enhance the reputation and prestige of the art program.” 

Aubrey Beardsley contributed to the development of the Art Nouveau and poster styles. He had been influenced by the popularity of Japanese woodcuts in Paris in the 1890s, but also in many other sources. Cibelli studied how the Renaissance book “Poliphilo’s Strife of Love in a Dream” influenced the English artist. The book features refined woodcut illustrations that reference architectural and garden settings designed in an early Renaissance style.

This text Cibelli is featured in includes papers from a symposium on the topic of angst and the Symbolism and Decadence movements. Sorbonne Université in France hosted the symposium.

Sorbonne professors Marthe Segrestin and Luba Jurgenson, and University of Illinois professor Rosina Neginsky edited the book. Cambridge Scholars Publishing published it.


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