Jacques-Louis David, Revolutionary Artist : Art, Politics, and the French Revolution

Jacques-Louis David, Revolutionary Artist : Art, Politics, and the French Revolution

Description

The lifetime of Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825) coincides with the most tumultuous period in the history of France and much of the Western world. And David's life was closely bound up with the changes that were taking place in French politics, society, and culture. Although most other scholars have focused either on David's artistic activity or on his political career, Warren Roberts examines the connections between these two aspects of his life. Using a historical approach, Roberts provides an interpretation of David's art that illuminates David the man. Roberts presents David's art as a personal record that is an extension of his inner life and a product of historical conditions. David's art, like his character and his actions, cannot be fully understood without understanding the changes that led to and then flowed from the French Revolution. Roberts here considers these changes and their impact on David from the perspectives of the historian and the art historian, and he comes to conclusions that are important for both.


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Details

Author(s)
Warren Roberts
Format
Paperback | 324 pages
Dimensions
156 x 235 x 22.61mm | 517.1g
Publication date
21 Mar 2001
Publisher
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication City/Country
Chapel Hill, United States
Language
English
Edition
New edition
Edition Statement
New edition
ISBN10
0807843504
ISBN13
9780807843505
Bestsellers rank
1,185,156