Napoleon and History Painting: Antoine-Jean Gros's La Bataille D'Eylau

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Clarendon Press, 1997 - Art - 223 pages
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This study is an inquiry into the fortunes, in both theory and practice, of the idea of history painting during the Napoleonic period. Its main argument is that under Napoleon, French history painting, especially battle painting, encountered a series of questions as to its nature andfunction. These questions arose in part from the (often contradictory) demand of a propaganda-machine operating within a postrevolutionary crisis of political legitimation, but also from changes in artistic taste which both retained and re-directed an earlier notion of the civic responsibilities ofthe history painter. This is a resolutely interdisciplinary book: drawing on perspectives from political thought and history, military theory and practice and art history, which centres on the work of the painter, Antoine-Jean Gros, and his controversial painting, La Bataille d'Eylau. `Detailed and highly intelligent . . . this book is a significant addition to the literature on French art of the early nineteenth century.' Times Literary Supplement
 

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Contents

History of Modern Personality Theory and Research
3
Psychoanalytic Approaches to Personality
57
History Measurement
102
Chapter5 A FiveFactor Theory of Personality
139
Social Cognitive Theory of Personality
154
Integrating Dispositions and Processing Dynamics
197
A Perspective for Research
219
Behavioral Genetics and Personality
251
Stress Coping and SelfRegulatory Processes
553
Dispositions and Processes
576
Attribution in Personality Psychology
605
Creativity and Genius
629
The Fields of Interpersonal Behavior
653
Four Principles for Personality Assessment
671
Constancy and Change in
689
Author Index
705

The Neuroscience of Personality
277
Personality Continuity and Change across the Life Course
300
On the Development of Personality
327
Personality and Psychopathology
347
On the Interface between Personality and Social Psychology
367
A New Paradigm for Trait Psychology
399
The Psychological Unconscious
424
Naturalizing the Self
443
Personal Narratives and the Life Story
478
Personal Action and
501
Emotion and Emotion Regulation
525
Subject Index
727
List of Black and White Illustrations x
752
Legitimation Crisis 20
20
The Moment of History Painting 49
49
Painting War I 78
78
Art and the State 117
117
La Bataille dEylau 145
145
World History on Horseback 186
186
Bibliography 208
208
Index 217
217
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Christopher Prendergast is at King's College, Cambridge.

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