Jean-Baptiste Greuze: The Laundress

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Jean-Baptiste Greuze's diminutive picture of a rosy-cheeked girl wringing out her linen was one of fourteen works that he exhibited at the Salon of 1761 in Paris. This lively and engrossing book traces the history of the Getty Museum's painting, compares the work to other laundresses painted by Greuze, and explores social mores and the role of artists model in the eighteenth century. It provides an enlightening account of Greuze's life and times and the influences on his work. ...
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Jean-Baptiste Greuze's diminutive picture of a rosy-cheeked girl wringing out her linen was one of fourteen works that he exhibited at the Salon of 1761 in Paris. This lively and engrossing book traces the history of the Getty Museum's painting, compares the work to other laundresses painted by Greuze, and explores social mores and the role of artists model in the eighteenth century. It provides an enlightening account of Greuze's life and times and the influences on his work.
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Written for art enthusiasts and history buffs, this informative essay traces the history of "The Laundress" --an eighteenth century masterpiece created by the French painter, Jean-Baptiste Greuze. Packed with full-color and black-and-white reproductions, this enlightening resource takes a close up look at the creation of this famous painting and provides a detailed analysis of the broader historical and cultural contexts in which this work was created. The author explores the life and artistic creations of Greuze and carefully examines the influences on his work. This book is part of the "Getty Museum Studies on Art" series, which is designed to introduce works of art to interested members of the public. 2000, Getty Museum Studies on Art, Ages 14 up, $17.00. Reviewer: Debra Briatico
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892365647
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • Publication date: 3/28/2000
  • Series: Getty Museum Studies on Art Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 90
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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