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Death of Marat

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Description: Emulation: David, Drouais, and Girodet in the Art of Revolutionary France
~In the first months of the newly proclaimed French Republic, Rome more than Paris forced the issue of what it meant to be a Revolutionary artist. It was largely a war of symbols, but symbols that counted for real forms of power and the risk of life and death. Engagement with politics put the development of Girodet’s artistic projects at grievous risk, yet he...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.145-169
Description: Farewell to an Idea: Episodes from a History of Modernism
Books about modernism tend to go in for inaugural dates. It all began in the 1820s, they say, or with Courbet setting up his booth outside the Exposition Universelle in 1855, or the year Madame Bovary and Les Fleurs du Mal were put on trial, or in room M of the Salon des Refusés. “An important component in historical sequences of artistic events,” writes George Kubler, “is an abrupt change of content and expression at intervals when an entire language of form suddenly falls into …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.15-53

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