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The art of Louis-Léopold Boilly : modern life in Napoleonic France

Author: Susan L Siegfried
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Boilly has long been recognized as the most significant painter of everyday life in Napoleonic France. His portraits and genre scenes provide delightful illustrations of the period. In this book, Susan Siegfried argues that Boilly's paintings should be read not just for their documentary detail but also for their wider cultural significance - for the light they shed on social and sexual tensions of the era.
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Named Person: Louis Boilly; Louis-Léopold Boilly
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan L Siegfried
ISBN: 0300063326 9780300063325
OCLC Number: 32469151
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 221 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
Contents: 1. Persona and Status --
2. An Artist Negotiates the French Revolution --
3. Immorality and the Directoire --
4. Portraiture and Identity --
5. Spectacle and Leisure --
6. Viewing and Spectatorship.
Responsibility: Susan L. Siegfried.

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Boilly has long been recognized as the most significant painter of everyday life in Napoleonic France. His portraits and genre scenes provide delightful illustrations of the period. In this book, Susan Siegfried argues that Boilly's paintings should be read not just for their documentary detail but also for their wider cultural significance - for the light they shed on social and sexual tensions of the era.

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