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Author Levey, Michael.

Title Painting and sculpture in France, 1700-1789 / Michael Levey
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [1993]
©1993

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Description 318 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Series Yale University Press Pelican history of art
Yale University Press Pelican history of art.
Contents Boudard, Caffieri, Tassaert, Lecomte, Mignot, Defernex, Attiret. Pajou. 4. Painting: Up to the Death of Boucher (1770). Boucher. The Van Loo, Dandre-Bardon, Natoire, Tremolieres, Subleyras, Pierre - Vien. Portraiture: Nattier and Tocque - Liotard, Roslin, Aved, Nonnotte, Colson, Duparc, La Tour, and Perronneau - Drouais. Landscape: Vernet and some Lesser Painters. Chardin. Other Genre and Still-Life Painters: Jeaurat, Saint-Aubin, Roland de la Porte, Leprince, and Lepicie. Greuze. History Painters: Halle - Doyen - Lagrenee the Elder - Deshays - Brenet - Durameau -- Pt. 3. The Late Years. 5. Sculpture: The Period of Houdon's Ancien Regime Career. Clodion. Julien. Mouchy, Boizot, the Deseine - Moitte. Chinard and Chaudet. Houdon. 6. Painting: Up to the Salon of 1789. Fragonard. Robert, Moreau, and Other Landscape Painters. Portraiture: Duplessis - Ducreux - Vestier - Labille-Guiard - Vigee-Le Brun. Genre: Aubry and Boilly. Callet, Suvee, Peyron, Vincent, Menageot, Regnault, Jean-Germain Drouais. David
List of the Principal Abbreviations
Preface to Part One of Art and Architecture of the Eighteenth Century in France -- Pt. 1. The Early Years. 1. Painting: From La Fosse to the Death of Lemoyne and the Establishment of the Regular Salon (1737). Portraiture: Rigaud and Largillierre and their Following. History and Decorative Painting: La Fosse - Jouvenet - Louis de Boullongne the younger - Courtin - Santerre - Antoine Coypel. Bouys - Raoux - Grimou. Jean-Francois de Troy. Audran, Huet, Gillot. Watteau. Lancret, Pater, Lajoue and Lesser Painters of Fetes Galantes. Oudry and Parrocel - The Coypel, Restout, and Lemoyne. 2. Sculpture: From the Coustou to Slodtz. Nicolas Coustou and Guillaume Coustou I. Van Cleve - Cayot - Lepautre and Other Contemporaries. Robert Le Lorrain. The Lemoyne. Bouchardon. The Brothers Adam. Michel-Ange Slodtz -- Pt. 2. The Middle Years. 3. Sculpture: From the Generation of Falconet and Pigalle to Pajou. Allegrain. Guillaume Coustou II. Vasse and Saly. Falconet. Pigalle
Summary Genius and talent combine to render both brilliant and varied the image of painting and sculpture in France in the last years of the ancien regime. The outpouring of creative activity and of inspired patronage, both public and private was then unparalleled elsewhere. Gifted exponents of sculpture include the Coustou, Michel-Ange Slodtz, and Caffieri, besides the better-known Falconet, Pigalle, and Houdon: their often monumental work provides a salutary reminder of the seriousness of intention in an age often still stereotyped as frivolous and lightweight. In painting, Restout, Vernet, Oudry and others were appreciated at least as much as Boucher, and portraiture, genre, and still life were all well served. The era may have opened with Watteau and the fete galante, but it closed with a revival of history painting, and with an artistic revolutionary in the person of David. Bringing new insights and information to bear on the work of the great French artists and sculptors of the eighteenth century, Levey has created a book that is at once beautiful and instructive
Analysis France
Paintings
Sculptures
Notes "Some sections of this book were previously published as part one of Art and architecture of the eighteenth century in France by Penguin Books Ltd., 1972"--T.p. verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [307]-310) and index
Subject Art, French -- 17th century.
Art, French -- 18th century.
Art, French.
Art, Modern -- 18th century -- France.
Art, Modern -- 17th century -- France.
Painting, French -- 18th century.
Art, Modern -- 18th century -- France.
Sculpture, French.
Sculpture, Modern -- 17th century -- France.
Sculpture, Modern -- 18th century -- France.
LC no. 92032503
ISBN 0300053444