French Painting in the Seventeenth Century
ISBN10: 0300065507 ISBN13: 9780300065503 Contributors: Beamish, Caroline (Translator) Publisher: Yale Univ Pr Published: Nov 1 1995 Pages: 322 Weight: 4.25lbs. Height: 11.75" Width: 9.25" Depth: 1.25" Language: English
This richly illustrated panorama of seventeenth-century French painting surveys the works of Poussin, Vouet, Le Sueur, de La Tour, Mignard, and other great and little-known artists. It places this art in relation to literary, political, philosophical, and social developments of the period; considers the foundation of the Royal Academy of Painting in 1648; discusses the influence of Mazarin on artistic developments; explores issues of status, patronage, and connoisseurship; and reexamines the notion of a French School of painting, first proposed by the theorist Roger de Piles in 1699.