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David

Author: Simon Lee
Publisher: London : Phaidon, 1999.
Series: Art & ideas.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"More than any other artist, Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825) is identified with the dramatic upheaval of the French Revolution. As a politician, he welcomed the promise of social change; as an artist he used his brush to glorify the Revolution's heroes and martyrs. When the political tide changed, David became Napoleon's chief painter, capturing the imperial pomp and contributing to the cult of military heroism."  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lee, Simon, 1956-
David.
London : Phaidon, 1999
(OCoLC)606612852
Named Person: Jacques Louis David; Jacques Louis David; Jacques-Louis David; David; Jacques Louis David
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Lee
ISBN: 0714838047 9780714838045
OCLC Number: 41095391
Notes: Cover title.
Description: 351 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1. Finding a voice : Parisian and Roman beginnings --
2. Painted virtue and patriotism : success in enlightenment Paris --
3. Making a new world : David and the Revolution --
4. Close to the edge : prison, recovery and change --
5. Napoleonic panoramas : the emperor's painter --
6. Declining years? : exile to Brussels --
7. Gross David with the swoln cheek : David's afterlife --
Glossary --
Brief biographies --
Key dates --
Map.
Series Title: Art & ideas.
Responsibility: Simon Lee.

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A study of Jacques-Louis David, chronicler of the French Revolution.  Read more...

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'This up-to-date overview of David is a seamless fusion of art and history. Filled with unfamiliar facts, observations, and corollary images, it rejuvenates the father of modern French painting Read more...

 
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