Delacroix and the Matter of Finish (HB)
This groundbreaking publication centres on a previously unknown variation of Eugene Delacroix's (1798-1863) dramatic masterpiece The Last Words of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, published here for the first time. This book offers a compelling reassessment of the relationship of the artist, widely considered a primary exemplar of Romanticism, to Neoclassical themes, as demonstrated by his life-long fascination with the death of Marcus Aurelius.
Through this investigation, the authors reinterpret Delacroix's lineage from such fellow artists as Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) and Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825). Playing on the various interpretations of the word "finish", the book also offers a fascinating account of Delacroix's famously troubled collaboration with his studio assistants, his conflicted feelings about pedagogy, and his preoccupation with the fate of civilizations.
|Authors||Eik Kahng, Marc Gotlieb, Michele Hannoosh|
|Publisher||Yale University Press|
|Dimensions||29.7 x 24.6 x 2.3 cm|
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