Painting and Sculpture in France, 1700-1789

Painting and Sculpture in France, 1700-1789

by Michael Levey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300053444

ISBN-13: 9780300053449

Pub. Date: 09/28/1993

Publisher: Yale University Press

Genius and talent combine to render both brilliant and varied the image of painting and sculpture in France in the last years of the ancien regime. The outpouring of creative activity and of inspired patronage, both public and private was then unparalleled elsewhere. Gifted exponents of sculpture include the Coustou, Michel-Ange Slodtz, and Caffieri, besides the…  See more details below

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Genius and talent combine to render both brilliant and varied the image of painting and sculpture in France in the last years of the ancien regime. The outpouring of creative activity and of inspired patronage, both public and private was then unparalleled elsewhere. Gifted exponents of sculpture include the Coustou, Michel-Ange Slodtz, and Caffieri, besides the better-known Falconet, Pigalle, and Houdon: their often monumental work provides a salutary reminder of the seriousness of intention in an age often still stereotyped as frivolous and lightweight. In painting, Restout, Vernet, Oudry and others were appreciated at least as much as Boucher, and portraiture, genre, and still life were all well served. The era may have opened with Watteau and the fete galante, but it closed with a revival of history painting, and with an artistic revolutionary in the person of David. Bringing new insights and information to bear on the work of the great French artists and sculptors of the eighteenth century, Levey has created a book that is at once beautiful and instructive.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300053449
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1993
Series:
The Yale University Press Pelican History of Art Series
Edition description:
Slipcased
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.50(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Preface to Part One of Art and Architecture of the Eighteenth Century in France
Pt. 1The Early Years
1Painting: From La Fosse to the Death of Lemoyne and the Establishment of the Regular Salon (1737)
Portraiture: Rigaud and Largillierre and their Following4
History and Decorative Painting: La Fosse - Jouvenet - Louis de Boullongne the younger - Courtin - Santerre - Antoine Coypel10
Bouys - Raoux - Grimou18
Jean-Francois de Troy21
Audran, Huet, Gillot25
Watteau29
Lancret, Pater, Lajoue and Lesser Painters of Fetes Galantes43
Oudry and Parrocel - The Coypel, Restout, and Lemoyne47
2Sculpture: From the Coustou to Slodtz
Nicolas Coustou and Guillaume Coustou I62
Van Cleve - Cayot - Lepautre and Other Contemporaries72
Robert Le Lorrain83
The Lemoyne85
Bouchardon93
The Brothers Adam101
Michel-Ange Slodtz107
Pt. 2The Middle Years
3Sculpture: From the Generation of Falconet and Pigalle to Pajou
Allegrain120
Guillaume Coustou II121
Vasse and Saly124
Falconet126
Pigalle137
Boudard, Caffieri, Tassaert, Lecomte, Mignot, Defernex, Attiret146
Pajou154
4Painting: Up to the Death of Boucher (1770)
Boucher160
The Van Loo, Dandre-Bardon, Natoire, Tremolieres, Subleyras, Pierre - Vien173
Portraiture: Nattier and Tocque - Liotard, Roslin, Aved, Nonnotte, Colson, Duparc, La Tour, and Perronneau - Drouais186
Landscape: Vernet and some Lesser Painters198
Chardin204
Other Genre and Still-Life Painters: Jeaurat, Saint-Aubin, Roland de la Porte, Leprince, and Lepicie213
Greuze217
History Painters: Halle - Doyen - Lagrenee the Elder - Deshays - Brenet - Durameau225
Pt. 3The Late Years
5Sculpture: The Period of Houdon's Ancien Regime Career
Clodion238
Julien245
Mouchy, Boizot, the Deseine - Moitte250
Chinard and Chaudet252
Houdon255
6Painting: Up to the Salon of 1789
Fragonard267
Robert, Moreau, and Other Landscape Painters275
Portraiture: Duplessis - Ducreux - Vestier - Labille-Guiard - Vigee-Le Brun278
Genre: Aubry and Boilly282
Callet, Suvee, Peyron, Vincent, Menageot, Regnault, Jean-Germain Drouais283
David287
List of the Principal Abbreviations298
Notes299
Select Bibliography307
Index311

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