Petrus van Limburg Brouwer - als vertaler van de autobiografie van Benvenuto Cellini. Een ‘tegennatuurlijke lezing’ van Het leven van Benvenuto Cellini (1843) | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 15, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 1384-5829
  • E-ISSN: 2352-118X


In 1843, the Groningen classicist Petrus van Limburg Brouwer (father of P.A.S. van Limburg Brouwer, the author of the orientalist novel Akbar) published a candid translation of the autobiography of the Italian Renaissance artist Benvenuto Cellini; the translation does not shy away from references to homosexuality. A study of the applicability of concepts taken from queer studies and conceptual history studies of the nature of artistry and genius points towards a classicist concept of beauty with which Van Limburg Brouwer took a stand against the romantic concept of morality.


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