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Description: Art of the Actual: Naturalism and Style in Early Third Republic France,...
~The established consensus in contemporary culture about the value of exactitude and legibility played a central part in the making, interpreting and appreciation of painting. Indeed, this process was circular, a self-fulfilling prophecy. The modern mentality set great store by precision and the document; contemporary pictures scrupulously recorded the present...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.81-115