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The society portrait : from David to Warhol

Author: Gabriel Badea-Păun
Publisher: New York : Vendome Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book draws together for the first time in a single volume a gallery of portraits dating from the early nineteenth century to the post-World War II era. Some celebrated, others unfamiliar, all capture the spirit of their age, throwing the society that produced them into vivid relief." "From David to Ingres, from Winterhalter to Whistler, from Millais to Manet, from Sargent to Boldini, from Laurencin to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Badea-Păun, Gabriel.
Society portrait.
New York : Vendome Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608426777
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriel Badea-Păun
ISBN: 9780865651838 0865651833
OCLC Number: 125403569
Description: 223 pages : color illustrations, color portraits ; 34 cm
Contents: Portrait: between reality and the ideal, truth and beauty --
Renaissance of a genre --
Splendors of the Second Empire --
Realism verus Impressionism --
The Belle Époque: portraiture at its zenith --
Decline of a genre.
Responsibility: Gabriel Badea-Päun ; foreword by Richard Ormond.
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"This book draws together for the first time in a single volume a gallery of portraits dating from the early nineteenth century to the post-World War II era. Some celebrated, others unfamiliar, all capture the spirit of their age, throwing the society that produced them into vivid relief." "From David to Ingres, from Winterhalter to Whistler, from Millais to Manet, from Sargent to Boldini, from Laurencin to Lempicka, from Dali to Warhol, The Society Portrait presents an array of works of art, and discusses them in their art historical and social context."--BOOK JACKET.

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