French Painting in the Seventeenth Century

French Painting in the Seventeenth Century

By: Alain Merot (author), Caroline Beamish (translator)Hardback

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Description

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.

About Author

Alain Merot is professor of the history of modern art at the University of Lille III.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780300065503
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 325
  • ID: 9780300065503
  • weight: 1932
  • ISBN10: 0300065507

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