Necklines by Ms. Ewa Lajer-Burcharth
The Art of Jacques-Louis David after the Terror

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This book examines the crucial period in the painter's career as he struggled to save his neck and recast his identity in the aftermath of the Reign of Terror. Burcharth assesses his works in the context of the larger cultural and social formations emerging in France concluding with an interpretation of the unfinished portrait of Juliette Recamier.
 

About Ms. Ewa Lajer-Burcharth

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Lajer-Burcharth is Harris K. Weston Associate Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University.
 
Published October 11, 1999 by Yale University Press. 384 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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No artist was more closely tied to the French Revolution than the neoclassical painter Jacques-Louis David. Twice imprisoned for his political activities during the Terror, David left a visual record

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Twice imprisoned for his political activities during the Terror, David left a visual record of the changes sweeping the French art world, which included a new professional autonomy for the artist and new studio practices, and of the changes in gender relations in late-18th-century France, such as...

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