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David D'Angers

Sculptural Communication in the Age of Romanticism

By (author) Jaqcues De Caso
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Princeton University Press, New Jersey, United States
Published: 1st Jul 1992
Dimensions: w 150mm h 200mm d 25mm
Weight: 1045g
ISBN-10: 0691040788
ISBN-13: 9780691040783
Barcode No: 9780691040783
Synopsis
In his pediment for the Pantheon, a sculptural work depicting the many citizens who advanced the revolutionary cause in France, Pierre-Jean David d'Angers (1788-1856) celebrated the heroism of the individual while perpetuating a mythology of the modern world. Reassessing the art of David d'Angers, Jacques de Caso not only presents him as a central figure of French Romanticism, but also explores his role in shaping the artistic and social directions of French sculpture during this period. The author shows how David's ardent Republicanism, which resulted from profound reflections on political, social and cultural realities as well as personal ideals, was expressed in monumental sculpted works that often created scandal and controversy.

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