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David

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Производитель: изд. Phaidon
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Страна: Великобритания
Вес: 0 гр.
Автор: Simon Lee
Название серии: Art & Ideas
Язык издания: Английский
Издательство: Phaidon
Год издания: 2007
Количество страниц: 352
Формат: 220x160
Тип обложки: мягкий
Количество иллюстраций: 205
More than any other artist, Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825) is identified with the dramatic upheaval of the French Revolution. As a liberal politician, he welcomed the promise of social change_RT_ 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. In this engrossing account Simon Lee argues that David was the single most important European painter of the age, perfecting a style of dramatic and noble painting that matched exactly the contemporary desire for morally elevating images. A leading exponent of what was to be termed Neoclassicism, he was, however, capable of departing considerably from its ideals of understatement and restraint. Lee's account is the first to trace all aspects of David's career, from his intellectual interests to his entrepreneurial skills and his relationships with patrons. Drawing on the most recent research, he analyses David's stylistic innovations, his political engagement, his search for new audiences, and his changing attitudes to the depiction of virtue and patriotism. Simon Lee is Senior Lecturer in the History of Art at the University of Reading.
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