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ART HISTORY

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Paperback, 9 x 11 in. / 256 pgs / 170 color.

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Out of stock indefinitely

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D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2012 p. 113   

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ISBN 9788836620548 TRADE
List Price: $45.00 CDN $60.00

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Ottawa, ON
National Gallery of Canada, 10/21/11-01/02/12

Caen, France
Musée des Beaux-Arts, 02/05/12-04/20/12

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Drawn to Art

French Artists and Art Lovers in 18th Century Rome

Text by Sonia Couturier, Pierre Rosenberg, Victor Carlson, Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Sonia Del Re, Marie-Anne Dupuy-Vachey, Françoise Joulie, Catherine Loisel, Marc-Henri Jordan, W. McAllister Johnson, Jean-François Méjanès, Olivier Michel, Michael Pantazzi, Patrick Ramade.

In the eighteenth century’s burgeoning culture of travel and “Grand Tours,” Rome was the essential destination. From all over Europe, artists jostled with art lovers and collectors of antiquities, each influencing the other in their respective ambitions. The cult of Rome was particularly strong in France, and this volume looks at more than 100 works by artists such as Hubert Robert, Jean-Honoré Fragonard and Jacques-Louis David, who made pilgrimages to the “Eternal City” and who were decisively influenced by their time there. The works are contextualized across five different sections: the first focuses on the tradition of academic training in Rome; the second explores the depiction of the city’s landscape and surrounding countryside; the third looks at Rome and Paris’ cultures of art lovers, patrons and artists; the fourth section examines the eighteenth-century conception of antiques; and the final section looks at Rome’s annual festivals, and their influence on French artists.
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