ISBN-10:
1472440102
ISBN-13:
9781472440105
Pub. Date:
06/14/2016
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Painting and Narrative in France, from Poussin to Gauguin / Edition 1

Painting and Narrative in France, from Poussin to Gauguin / Edition 1

by Peter Cooke, Nina Lubbren

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ISBN-13: 9781472440105
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/14/2016
Series: Studies in Art Historiography Series
Edition description: New
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Peter Cooke is Senior Lecturer in French Studies at the University of Manchester, UK. His most recent book is Gustave Moreau: History Painting, Spirituality and Symbolism.

Nina Lübbren is Art Historian and Principal Lecturer in Film Studies, and Deputy Head of Department of English, Communication, Film and Media, Anglia Ruskin University, UK.

Table of Contents

Contents

List of Figures vii

Notes on Contributors xii

Acknowledgements xv

Introduction: Narrativity and (French) Painting
Peter Cooke and Nina Lübbren

Section I
Ancien Régime

1 Units of Vision and Narrative Structures: Upon Reading Poussin’s Manna
Claudine Mitchell

2 Figures of Narration in the Context of a Painted Cycle: The North Bays of the Grande Galerie at Versailles
Marianne Cojannot-Le Blanc

3 The Crisis of Narration in Eighteenth-century French History Painting
Susanna Caviglia

4 Obscure, Capricious and Bizarre: Neoclassical Painting and the Choice of Subject
Mark Ledbury

SECTION II
Restoration and July Monarchy

5 Delacroix and ‘The Work of the Reader’
Beth S. Wright

6 Narrative and History in Léopold Robert’s Arrival of the Harvesters in the Pontine Marshes
Richard Wrigley

7 Narrative Strategies in Paul Delaroche’s Assassination of the Duc de Guise
Patricia Smyth

SECTION III
Second Empire and Third Republic

8 Eloquent Objects: Gérôme, Laurens and the Art of Inanimate Narration
Nina Lübbren

9 Tyrannical Inopportunity: Gustave Moreau’s Anti-narrative Strategies
Scott C. Allan

10 Theatricality Versus Anti-Theatricality: Narrative Techniques in French History Painting (1850−1900)
Pierre Sérié

11 The Conflicted Status of Narrative in the Art of Paul Gauguin
Belinda Thomson

SECTION IV
Key Issues of Pictorial Narrative

12 Narrativity, Temporality and Allegorisation, from Poussin to Moreau
Peter Cooke

13 Towards a Study of Narration in Painting: The Early Modern Period
Étienne Jollet

Index

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