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Author Siegfried, Susan L.

Title The art of Louis-Léopold Boilly : modern life in Napoleonic France / Susan L. Siegfried.

Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [1995]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  759.4 SIEG    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 221 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 30 cm
Notes Includes index.
Contents 1. Persona and Status -- 2. An Artist Negotiates the French Revolution -- 3. Immorality and the Directoire -- 4. Portraiture and Identity -- 5. Spectacle and Leisure -- 6. Viewing and Spectatorship.
Summary Boilly has long been recognized as the most significant painter of everyday life in Napoleonic France. His portraits and genre scenes provide delightful illustrations of the period. In this book, Susan Siegfried argues that Boilly's paintings should be read not just for their documentary detail but also for their wider cultural significance - for the light they shed on social and sexual tensions of the era.
Subject Boilly, Louis, 1761-1845 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Genre painting -- France -- 18th century.
Genre painting -- France -- 19th century.
France -- Social life and customs -- 1789-1815 -- Pictorial works.
ISBN 0300063326