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La "couleur de feu" ou la vigueur éclatante du libertin

Abstract : A fashionable color during the 18th century, linked to technical and visual evolutions surrounding the color red, “couleur de feu” evokes a seductive and infernal intensity, as suggestive as it is blinding. This shade provides Fougeret de Montbron with the dazzling vigour which characterises its protagonist, at the same time a character and a piece of furniture metamorphosed as a result of a bodily failure. Published in 1741, Le Canapé couleur de feu (The Fire-Red Sopha) is thus an incandescent libertine fantasy, exploring the physiological energy of the male body. Alongside Crébillon’s Sopha “couleur de rose”, Fougeret’s bawdy work uses another shade on the licentious literary palette, where sexual energy joins a blood-red effervescence.
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Floriane Daguisé. La "couleur de feu" ou la vigueur éclatante du libertin. Lumières, Presses universitaires de Bordeaux, 2021, Couleurs et identités à l'époque des Lumières. ⟨hal-03318136⟩



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