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Oath of the Horatii

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Description: Oath of the Horatii
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Description: Transformations in Late Eighteenth-Century Art
~THE UNCOMMON heroism of a Hector or a Germanicus, the noble tears of an Andromache or an Agrippina—such high moments from...
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.50-106
Description: The Power of Color: Five Centuries of European Painting
~~The eighteenth century sees the definitive politicization of art, which would ultimately come to play a role in the wrenching events of the French Revolution. Louis XIV’s takeover of the art establishment in the service of the state, beginning around 1660, laid the foundation for what followed. Crucial to Louis’s...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.145-185
Description: Extremities: Painting Empire in Post-Revolutionary France
In his memoirs recounting the Napoleonic campaign in Egypt and Syria, Jacques-François Miot describes the French army’s bloody massacre of surrendered Arab prisoners after the siege of Jaffa...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.65-103
Description: Goya in the Twilight of Enlightenment
~The common perception of Goya comprises documented fact and myth, inextricably intermeshed. The biography that results is a saga of tribulations leading to ultimate triumph. A summary of the artist’s life might read as follows.
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.1-27
Description: Georges Seurat: The Art of Vision
When A Sunday on the Grande Jatte—1884 (Un Dimanche à la Grande Jatte—1884) was exhibited by Seurat in 1886 and 1887, it was understood by many critics within two seemingly unrelated interpretive frameworks (fig. 42). A number of critics focused on the artist’s pointillist method of paint application, that is, on...
PublisherYale University Press
Description: The Art of Impressionism: Painting Technique and the Making of Modernity
The nineteenth century is characterised in art histories as an era of innovation: in the production of the artist’s materials, in their usage and in the ‘modern’ styles of painting they generated. Science and technology provided painters with a greatly extended range of artists’ materials and pigments, and colour-merchants retailed a burgeoning selection of ready-made...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.1-14
Description: Picturing a Nation: Art and Social Change in Nineteenth-Century America
~~John Vanderlyn had the world ahead of him. It was the beginning of the nineteenth century, and the young American who was living in Paris had already won acclaim for two powerful history paintings that had proven him to be not only up-to-date in his pictorial aesthetics but also strikingly political.
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.1-53
Description: John Trumbull: The Hand and Spirit of a Painter
It seems deceptively easy to place John Trumbull in the development of American art. When the major artists of the preceding generation, Benjamin West and John Singleton Copley, remained in England after the War of Independence, Trumbull and Gilbert Stuart carried forward in America the arts of history painting and portraiture, respectively, during the early years of the Republic. Trumbull’s...
PublisherYale University Art Gallery
Related print edition pages: pp.22-41

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