RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 62084312 LA English T1 Jacques-Louis David : new perspectives A1 David, Jacques Louis,, Johnson, Dorothy,, PB University of Delaware Press PP Newark [Del.] YR 2006 SN 0874139309 9780874139303 9780874139303 9781611492835 1611492831 AB "During a period of social, political, and cultural upheaval and transformations in France - from the late Enlightenment to the early nineteenth century, Jacques-Louis David emerged as the artistic leader of his epoch." "The current volume, which covers the artist's entire career from his student days in Paris and Rome to his final years of exile in Brussels, brings to light new evidence concerning the artist, his legacy, and the culture in which he lived and worked." "Well-known specialists in art history, gender studies, French literature, and aesthetics address a wide range of issues and problems pertaining to the intersection of art and culture that have profound implications for artistic and historical developments in late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth century France and Europe. The essays present new historical, archival, and interpretative material from diverse methodological vantage points in clear and lucid prose that makes the volume particularly accessible to a broader public interested in learning more about the artist and his time. The text is complemented by seventeen black-and-white plates and fifty-five figures."--Jacket.