The Cambridge Companion to Delacroix

The Cambridge Companion to Delacroix

by Beth S. Wright
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521650771

ISBN-13: 9780521650779

Pub. Date: 02/01/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

"The Cambridge Companion to Delacroix serves as an introduction to one of the most important and most complex artists of the nineteenth century. Providing an overview of his life and career, this volume offers essays by leading authorities on the artist's pictorial practice, the stylistic range over Classicism and Romanticism, his writings, both private diary…  See more details below

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"The Cambridge Companion to Delacroix serves as an introduction to one of the most important and most complex artists of the nineteenth century. Providing an overview of his life and career, this volume offers essays by leading authorities on the artist's pictorial practice, the stylistic range over Classicism and Romanticism, his writings, both private diary notations and published articles, and his impact on modern aesthetics, among other topics. Designed to serve as an essential resource for students of French nineteenth-century art history, cultural history, and literature, The Cambridge Companion to Delacroix also provides a chronology of the artist's life, set into its political and cultural contexts, as well as a list of suggested further readings in the topic areas."--BOOK JACKET.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521650779
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/01/2001
Series:
Cambridge Companions to the History of Art Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Chronology
Contributors
1Painting Thoughts: An Introduction to Delacroix1
2Delacroix in His Generation8
3Delacroix and Romanticism26
4Eugene Delacroix and Popular Culture48
5Orients and Colonies: Delacroix's Algerian Harem69
6"A Science and an Art at Once": Delacroix's Pictorial Theory and Practice88
7Delacroix's Dialogue with the French Classical Tradition108
8Delacroix and Modern Literature130
9Delacroix as Essayist: Writings on Art154
10Painting/Literature: The Impact of Delacroix on Aesthetic Theory, Art Criticism, and Poetics in Mid-Nineteenth-Century France170
AppDelacroix and La Liberte. Revue des Arts187
Notes191
Selected Bibliography and Suggestions for Further Reading227
Index233

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