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Emulation: Making Artists for Revolutionary France


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This book puts the life of the artist at the centre of innovative art history, narrating a biography of five painters at the centre of events in Revolutionary France: Jacques Louis-David and his extraordinarily precocious pupils Drouais, Girodet, Gerard, and Gros. Their shared ambition was to build an alternative, exalted life in art, one committed to rigorous classical erudition while suffused with the emotional depth of familial bonds. In this experiment of enlightened teaching, the roles of master and pupil were ...

Emulation: Making Artists for Revolutionary France 1995, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300060935