Tradition and Desire: From David to Delacroix

Tradition and Desire: From David to Delacroix

by Norman Bryson
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Cambridge University Press

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Tradition and Desire: From David to Delacroix

In this highly original book Norman Bryson applied 'structuralist' and 'post-structuralist' approaches to French Romantic Painting. He considers the work of David, Ingres and Delacroix as artists who found themselves within an artistic tradition that had nothing creative to offer them.

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ISBN-13: 9780521335621
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/19/1987
Series: Cambridge Studies in French Series , #5
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Tradition and its discontents; 2. David and the problem of inheritance; 3. Mortal sight: The Oath of the Horatii; 4. Visionary delays: Ingres in the atelier of David; 5. Tradition and desire; 6. Desire in the Bourbon library; Epilogue; Notes; Index.

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