Necklines: The Art of Jacques-Louis David After the Terror

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Yale University Press, 1999 - Art - 374 pages
Ewa Lajer-Burcharth examines David's work in the context of the larger cultural and social formations emerging in France and offers a new perspective on his paintings and on French artistic culture at an important point in its history."--BOOK JACKET.
 

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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 Shadow of the Guillotine
8
CHAPTER
71
CHAPTER THREE
130
CHAPTER FOUR
236
Notes
307

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Page 363 - Rapports et discussions de toutes les classes de l'Institut de France sur les ouvrages admis au concours pour les prix décennaux. Paris, novembre 1810.

About the author (1999)

Lajer-Burcharth is Harris K. Weston Associate Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University.

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