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David to Delacroix

David to Delacroix - 52 edition

ISBN13: 978-0674194014

Cover of David to Delacroix 52 (ISBN 978-0674194014)
ISBN13: 978-0674194014
ISBN10: 0674194012

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 52
Copyright: 1952
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Published: 1952
International: No

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David to Delacroix - 52 edition

ISBN13: 978-0674194014

Walter Friedlaender

ISBN13: 978-0674194014
ISBN10: 0674194012

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 52
Copyright: 1952
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Published: 1952
International: No
Summary

This renowned study follows the evolution of French painting from the Revolution through the Napoleonic era. Beginning with David's revolutionary classicism, Friedlaender scrutinizes the work of early-nineteenth-century artists against the background of their times. He reveals the baroque tendencies diffused into the art of Prudhon and the same predisposition, mixed with a strong realism, in the work of G ricault. Two distinct trends appear, deriving from Pussin and Rubens. The author follows the styles as they mature, and represents their consumation in two great masters--the refined and abstract classicism of Ingres and the baroque of Delacroix with its flamboyant colorism and exotic subjects.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Ethical and Formal Bases of Classicism in French Painting 1. Classicism and Minor Trends in the Art of David 2. Ultraclassicists and Anticlassicists in the David Following: Geacute;rard, Girodet, Gueacute;rin, Les Primitifs 3. Protobaroque Tendencies in the Period of Classicism: Prudhon, Gros 4. The Transformation of Classicism in the Art of Ingres 5. Early Baroque and Realism in the Art of Gericault 6. Romantic High Baroque in the Art of Delacroix