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

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Yale University Press, Jan 1, 1999 - Art - 374 pages
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This book examines the crucial period in the painter's career as he struggled to save his neck and recast his identity in the aftermath of the Reign of Terror. Burcharth assesses his works in the context of the larger cultural and social formations emerging in France concluding with an interpretation of the unfinished portrait of Juliette Recamier.
 

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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
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CHAPTER
71
CHAPTER THREE
130
CHAPTER FOUR
236

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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.

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