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The Assassination of Bassville

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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

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