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|Oh, yes, it was very fashionable!
Written by Delories
(10/1/2006 11:50 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Cult of Sensibility, penned by BarbaraB
One of my favourite examples of the fashionable cult of Sensibility was the furor over Jean-Baptise Greuze's "Girl Weeping for Her Dead Canary": It was a HUGE hit when it was first shown in Paris in 1795, and sold all over Europe as an engraving. At its inaugural showing, grown men would stand in front of it for a long time, getting themselves all worked up into a delicious fever of vicarious grief.
To see it for yourselves, go here:
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