Jacques-Louis David and Jean-Louis Prieur, Revolutionary Artists: The Public, the Populace, and Images of the French Revolution

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SUNY Press, 2000 - Art - 370 pages
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By offering a comparative study of Jacques-Louis David, the most famous artist of the French Revolution, and Jean-Louis Prieur, a little-known illustrator, this book tracks the political careers of the two artists and offers new insights to the relationship between the arts and the politics of the French Revolution.
 

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Focusing on the period after the fall of Robespierre, Lajer-Burcharth (humanities, Harvard) reframes David's art in relation to gender tensions within French society at the time and within the artist ... Read full review

Contents

The Public and the Populace
1
JeanLouis Prieur the Populace and Images of the French Revolution
17
The Paris Insurrection
19
JeanLouis Prieur and the Tableaux historiques Images of the Paris Insurrection
59
JeanLouis Prieur and the Tableaux historiques August 1789 to September 1792
111
JacquesLouis David and the Public Rousseau Robespierre Revolutionary Images and Revolutionary Festivals
193
Robespierre and the People
195
David and the Tennis Court Oath
227
Robespierre David and Revolutionary Festivals
269
David Prieur and the Tragedy of the French Revolution
313
Notes
323
Bibliography
349
Index
363
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Warren Roberts is Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of History at The University at Albany, State University of New York. He is the author of Morality and Social Class in Eighteenth-Century French Literature and Painting; Jane Austen and the French Revolution; and Jacques-Louis David, Revolutionary Artist: Art, Politics, and the French Revolution.

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