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Napoleon and history painting : Antoine-Jean Gros's La Bataille d'Eylau

Author: Christopher Prendergast
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
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Christopher Prendergast's study is an inquiry into the fortunes, in both theory and practice, of the idea of history painting during the Napoleonic period. His main argument is that under Napoleon, French history painting, especially battle painting, encountered a series of questions as to its nature and function. These questions arose in part from the (often contradictory) demands of a propaanda - machine operating
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Named Person: Antoine-Jean Gros, Baron; Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Antoine-Jean Gros, baron; Napoléon, (empereur des Français ;; Antoine-Jean Gros; Antoine-Jean Gros; Antoine-Jean Gros
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Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Prendergast
ISBN: 0198174020 9780198174028 0198174225 9780198174226
OCLC Number: 35777393
Description: xiii, 223 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Questions of Detail --
2. Legitimation Crisis --
3. The Moment of History Painting --
4. Painting War (I) --
5. Art and the State --
6. Painting War (II): La Bataille d'Eylau --
7. World History on Horseback.
Responsibility: Christopher Prendergast.
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Prendergast's skill lies in his highlighting the numerous thematic interpretations of Gros's painting Burlington Magazine, November 1999

 
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