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David to Delacroix : the rise of romantic mythology

Author: Dorothy Johnson
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011.
Series: Bettie Allison Rand lectures in art history.
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In this illustrated study of intellectual and art history, the author explores the representation of classical myths by renowned French artists in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, demonstrating the extraordinary influence of the natural sciences and psychology on artistic depiction of myth. Highlighting the work of major painters such as David, Girodet, Gerard, Ingres, and Delacroix and sculptors  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Johnson
ISBN: 9780807834510 0807834513
OCLC Number: 652743783
Description: xi, 233 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: David and the rise of romantic mythology --
Eros and the origins of art: Girodet's mythic meditations --
From Eros to Thanatos: the mapping of the mythological body --
Ingres and the enigma --
Mythological madness and the feminine: from Gros's suicidal Sappho to Delacroix's murderous Medea --
The continuum of myth.
Series Title: Bettie Allison Rand lectures in art history.
Responsibility: Dorothy Johnson.

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"This book is well-written and sheds new light on the subject of mythology in French Romantic art."--"Art-Libraries Society of North America"

 
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