French Painting in the Seventeenth Century / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Yale University Press
This richly illustrated panorama of seventeenth-century French painting surveys the works of Poussin, Vouet, Le Sueur, de La Tour, Mignard, and other great and little-known artists. It places this art in relation to literary, political, philosophical, and social developments of the period; considers the foundation of the Royal Academy of Painting in 1648; discusses the influence of Mazarin on artistic developments; explores issues of status, patronage, and connoisseurship; and reexamines the notion of a "French School" of painting, first proposed by the theorist Roger de Piles in 1699.
|Publisher:||Yale University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||10.00(w) x 11.50(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Alain Mérot is professor of the history of modern art at the University of Lille III.