The Legacy of Homer: Four Centuries of Art from the Ecole Nationale Superieure Des Beaux-Arts, Paris

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From its founding in 1648, the Academie royale de peinture et de sculpture and its successor, the Ecole nationale superieure des beaux-arts in Paris, were devoted to the Greek model. Mythology and poetry, along with the study of sculpture, were the foundations of academic teaching there. As a result, Greek gods and heroes were reborn in innumerable works by pupils and teachers of the Ecole. This lavishly illustrated book explores the impact of the poet Homer on four centuries of French artists through the lens of the Ecole ...

The Legacy of Homer: Four Centuries of Art from the Ecole Nationale Superieure Des Beaux-Arts, Paris 2005, Yale University Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780300109184

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