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Emulation: David, Drouais, and Girodet in the Art of Revolutionary France; New Edition

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< div> This fascinating and elegant book tells the story of five painters at the center of events in Revolutionary France: Jacques-Louis David and his first cohort of precocious pupils, including the meteoric Jean-Germain Drouais and the astonishingly gifted but deeply troubled Anne-Louis Girodet. Written by a major art historian, it interprets in a new and original way the relationships between these men and the paintings they created. This new edition includes a revised introduction and incorporates the fruit of recent new research.< br> & #8220; Crow combines excellent formal and stylistic analysis of particular paintings with close attention to the psychological complexities and political and social contexts of the artists& #8217; lives. He delves deeply into David& #8217; s and his students& #8217; thematic choices, compositional strategies and personal relations in order to make his overarching political and aesthetic arguments.& #8221; & #8212; Lynn Hunt, < i> New< /i> < i> Republic< br> < /i> & #8220; A magisterial contribution to the history of art.& #8221; & #8212; Richard Cobb, < i> The Spectator< /i> < /div>

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This fascinating and elegant book tells the story of five painters at the center of events in Revolutionary France: Jacques-Louis David and his first cohort of precocious pupils, including the meteoric Jean-Germain Drouais and the astonishingly gifted but deeply troubled Anne-Louis Girodet. Written by a major art historian, it interprets in a new and original way the relationships between these men and the paintings they created. This new edition includes a revised introduction and incorporates the fruit of recent new research.

and#147;Crow combines excellent formal and stylistic analysis of particular paintings with close attention to the psychological complexities and political and social contexts of the artistsand#8217; lives. He delves deeply into Davidand#8217;s and his studentsand#8217; thematic choices, compositional strategies and personal relations in order to make his overarching political and aesthetic arguments.and#8221;and#151;Lynn Hunt, New Republic

and#147;A magisterial contribution to the history of art.and#8221;and#151;Richard Cobb, The Spectator

About the Author

Thomas Crow is director of the Getty Research Institute. He is also the author of Painters and Public Life in Eighteenth-Century Paris and Modern Art in the Common Culture, both published by Yale University Press.

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ISBN:
9780300117394
Author:
Crow, Thomas
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Credits:
Laurie Berkner Band
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
European
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
History
Subject:
Allegories
Subject:
Art, french
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Edition Number:
Revised
Edition Description:
Revised
Series Volume:
David, Drouais, and
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
150 b/w + 52 color illus.
Pages:
372
Dimensions:
190 x 254 in 2.7 lb

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This fascinating and elegant book tells the story of five painters at the center of events in Revolutionary France: Jacques-Louis David and his first cohort of precocious pupils, including the meteoric Jean-Germain Drouais and the astonishingly gifted but deeply troubled Anne-Louis Girodet. Written by a major art historian, it interprets in a new and original way the relationships between these men and the paintings they created. This new edition includes a revised introduction and incorporates the fruit of recent new research.

and#147;Crow combines excellent formal and stylistic analysis of particular paintings with close attention to the psychological complexities and political and social contexts of the artistsand#8217; lives. He delves deeply into Davidand#8217;s and his studentsand#8217; thematic choices, compositional strategies and personal relations in order to make his overarching political and aesthetic arguments.and#8221;and#151;Lynn Hunt, New Republic

and#147;A magisterial contribution to the history of art.and#8221;and#151;Richard Cobb, The Spectator

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