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French Painting in the Golden Age By Christopher Allen

French Painting in the Golden Age
by Christopher Allen

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This is an introduction to one of the great periods of Western art and provides a clear, dramatic account of the French art world under Louis XIII and Louis XIV.
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French Painting in the Golden Age by Christopher Allen

In the seventeenth century during the reigns of Louis XIII and Louis XIV, French painting had a magnificent flowering. From the poetic history painting of Poussin, the landscapes of Claude Lorrain and the portraits of Philippe de Champaigne to the celebratory art of Le Brun at the court of Louis XIV at Versailles, this was an extraordinary period in French art.

This book revealingly demonstrates how art and the state were linked through symbolism. Written by one of the few authorities on the subject outside the French-speaking world, and generously illustrated throughout with a rich variety of paintings, it will enrich our response to these glorious works of art by exposing layers of meaning that have been obscured or forgotten.

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About Christopher Allen


Christopher Allen is one of the few authorities on the subject outside the French-speaking world.

Table of Contents


From Mannerism to Naturalism (from the School of Fontainebleu to La Tour); Rome (where both Poussin and Claude were more at home than in Paris); Vouet and Parisian Atticism (how painting was brought from Rome); the Academy and Charles Le Brun (how the profession of painting was organized); Versailles (royal and noble patronage); the end of the Grand Siecle.

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GOR005577649
French Painting in the Golden Age by Christopher Allen
Christopher Allen
World of Art
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
2003-11-17
224
0500203709
9780500203705
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