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Word and Image: French Painting of the Ancien Regime

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This book, now recognised as a classic, has done perhaps more than any other single work to change the face of art criticism in the twentieth century. Whereas previous books on French painting looked only at the history of painting as an evolution of artistic styles (baroque, rococo, neo-classical, and so on), Norman Bryson examines the evolution of narrative styles: the kinds of stories paintings tell, the ways they communicate their information, the different techniques of presenting the body as an instrument for incorporating textual messages. The procedure is applied to a number of painters: LeBrun, Watteau, Greuze, David and others, and the author demonstrates that the relation of formal and 'literary' elements was regarded by painters and critics in the eighteenth century as the primary issue to be confronted in the production of a painting.

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In this classic work, Norman Bryson examines the evolution of narrative styles: the kinds of stories paintings tell, the ways they communicate their information, the different techniques of presenting the body as an instrument for incorporating textual messages.

Synopsis:

A classic work which changed the face of art criticism in the twentieth century.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Discourse, figure; 2. The legible body: LeBrun; 3. Watteau and reverie; 4. Transformations in rococo space; 5. Greuze and the pursuit of happiness; 6. Diderot and the word; 7. Diderot and the image; 8. 1785; Conclusion: style or sign?; Notes; List of societies affiliated to CINOA; Select bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521276542
Author:
Bryson, Norman
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Art history
Subject:
Painting, french
Subject:
Painting, Modern -- 17th-18th centuries -- France.
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.73x6.88x.74 in. 1.68 lbs.

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