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French Painting in the Seventeenth Century / Edition 1

French Painting in the Seventeenth Century / Edition 1

by Alain Mérot, Caroline Beamish


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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.

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ISBN-13: 9780300065503
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 11/29/1995
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 325
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.

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