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The Cambridge Companion to Delacroix (Cambridge Companions to the History of Art)

The Cambridge Companion to Delacroix (Cambridge Companions to the History of Art)

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Beth Wright
Cambridge University Press, 3/23/2010
EAN 9780521658898, ISBN10: 0521658896

Paperback, 272 pages, 25.3 x 17.7 x 1.4 cm
Language: English

The Cambridge Companion to Delacroix serves as an introduction to one of the most important and most complex artists of the nineteenth century. Providing an overview of his life and career, this volume offers essays by leading authorities on the artist's pictorial practice, the stylistic range over Classicism and Romanticism, his writings, both private diary notations and published articles, and his impact on modern aesthetics, among other topics. Designed to serve as an essential resource for students of French nineteenth-century art history, cultural history, and literature, The Cambridge Companion to Delacroix also provides a chronology of the artist's life, set into its political and cultural contexts, as well as a list of suggested further readings in the topic areas.

1. Painting thoughts
an introduction to Delacroix Beth S. Wright
2. Delacroix in his generation Alan B. Spitzer
3. Delacroix and romanticism James H. Rubin
4. Eugène Delacroix and popular culture Nina Athanassoglou-Kallmyer
5. Origins and colonies
Delacroix's Algerian Harem Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby
6. 'A Science and an Art at Once'
Delacroix's pictorial theory and practice Petra Ten-Doesschate Chu
7. Delacroix's dialogue with the French classical tradition Dorothy Johnson
8. Delacroix and modern literature Paul Joannides
9. Delacroix as Essayist
writings on art Michele Hannoosh
10. Painting/literature
the impact of Delacroix on aesthetic theory, art criticism, and poetics in mid-nineteenth-century France David Scott.