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David and neo-classicism

Author: Sophie Monneret; Jacques Louis David
Publisher: Paris : Terrail, ©1999.
Series: Glorious world of art.
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"David was a product of the academic tradition, yet by the end of the 18th century he was an established master of the avant-garde. His work represents a turning point in the history of painting; an incomparable technical master, he was also a profoundly political artist. How could these qualities combine in the one man? Through her analysis of David's life and work, Sophie Monneret brings us closer to this various  Read more...
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Monneret, Sophie.
David and neo-classicism.
Paris : Terrail, c1999
(OCoLC)607393623
Named Person: Jacques Louis David; Jacques-Louis David; Jacques Louis David
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sophie Monneret; Jacques Louis David
ISBN: 2879392179 9782879392172
OCLC Number: 41509927
Description: 207 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
Contents: 1. The Years of Apprenticeship: from Rococo to Neo-Classicism --
2. Rome: the Shock of the Old --
3. At the Heart of the Revolution --
4. The Heights of Fame --
5. The Twilight of a Career --
David and modernity
Series Title: Glorious world of art.
Other Titles: David et le néoclassicisme.
Responsibility: Sophie Monneret ; [English translation, Chris Miller with Peter Snowdon].

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"David was a product of the academic tradition, yet by the end of the 18th century he was an established master of the avant-garde. His work represents a turning point in the history of painting; an incomparable technical master, he was also a profoundly political artist. How could these qualities combine in the one man? Through her analysis of David's life and work, Sophie Monneret brings us closer to this various and paradoxical artist."--BOOK JACKET.

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