David D'Angers: Sculptural Communication in the Age of Romanticism

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In his pediment for the Pantheon, a sculptural work depicting the many citizens who advanced the revolutionary cause in France, Pierre-Jean David d'Angers (1788-1856) celebrated the heroism of the individual while perpetuating a mythology of the modern world. Reassessing the art of David d'Angers, Jacques de Caso not only presents him as a central figure of French Romanticism, but also explores his role in shaping the artistic and social directions of French sculpture during this period. The author shows how David's ardent ...

David d'Angers: Sculptural Communication in the Age of Romanticism 1992, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691040783

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