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Necklines : the art of Jacques-Louis David after the Terror

Author: Ewa Lajer-Burcharth; Jacques Louis David
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, ©1999.
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"Twice imprisoned after the fall of Robespierre, French painter Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825) faced an artistic and personal crisis as the political and cultural values he had embraced crumbled in the mid-1790s. This book examines the crucial period of David's artistic career as he struggled both to "save his neck" and to recast his identity in the aftermath of the Reign of Terror. Ewa Lajer-Burcharth examines  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Art
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Art and the revolution
Named Person: Jacques Louis David; Jacques Louis David; Jacques-Louis David; Jacques-Louis David; Jacques-Louis David; Jacques-Louis David; Jacques Louis David
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ewa Lajer-Burcharth; Jacques Louis David
ISBN: 0300074212 9780300074215
OCLC Number: 40230551
Description: x, 374 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The shadow of the guillotine --
Blind memories --
The revolution Glacée --
Psyche in the boudoir.
Responsibility: Ewa Lajer-Burcharth.

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This book examines the crucial period in the painter's career as he struggled to save his neck and recast his identity in the aftermath of the Reign of Terror. Burcharth assesses his works in the  Read more...

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