"Painting and Narrative in France, from Poussin to Gauguin by Nina L?bbren

By Nina L?bbren

earlier than Modernism, narrative portray was once probably the most acclaimed and demanding modes of picture-making in Western artwork, but through the early 20th century storytelling had all yet disappeared from bold paintings. France used to be a key participant in either the dramatic upward push and the arguable dying of narrative paintings. this is often the 1st publication to examine French portray relating to narrative, from Poussin within the early 17th to Gauguin within the overdue 19th century. 13 unique essays make clear key moments and facets of narrative and French portray in the course of the examine of artists equivalent to Nicolas Poussin, Charles Le Brun, Jacques-Louis David, Paul Delaroche, Gustave Moreau, and Paul Gauguin. utilizing various theoretical views, the authors research key matters equivalent to temporality, theatricality, word-and-image family, the narrative functionality of inanimate gadgets, the function performed by means of audience, and the ways that visible narrative has been certain up with heritage portray. The ebook deals a clean examine primary fabric, in addition to learning a few little-known artworks, and divulges the centrality and complexity of narrative in French portray over the process 3 centuries.

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