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Friedlaender, Walter

David to Delacroix

HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS

    $65.00 / 48,00 € / £43.50*

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    Reprint 2014
    Publication Date:
    February 2014
    Copyright year:
    1952
    ISBN
    978-0-674-33252-2
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    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 Géricault.

    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.

    Details

    xii, 136 pages
    83 Fig.
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Language:
    English
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    Readership:
    General/trade;

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    Reviews

    Lively and interesting...Because of its scope, it as a permanent value for all who are interested (primarily as a general introduction) in the study of the period, and deserves to be widely read.

    The best account available of the subject.

    An indispensable book on a majestic period.

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