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Author Mérot, Alain.

Title French painting in the seventeenth century / Alain Mérot ; translated by Caroline Beamish.

Published New Haven : Yale University Press, 1995.

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 UniM Bail  759.4 MERO    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Peinture française au XVIIe siécle. English
Edition English ed.
Physical description 324 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 30 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [305]-317) and index.
Contents Ch. 1. Space, time, styles -- Ch. 2. Painters and their public -- Ch. 3. The end of Mannerism -- Ch. 4. Reactions to Mannerism -- Ch. 5. Rome, Paris, Rome -- Ch. 6. The founders of the Academy -- Ch. 7. Approaches to reality -- Ch. 8. Portraiture -- Ch. 9. Landscape -- Ch. 10. Painters of still life and animals -- Ch. 11. The two Apelles: Le Brun and Mignard -- Ch. 12. From Louis XIV to the Regency.
Summary Recent studies and exhibitions, combined with the discovery of work by hitherto little-known artists have enabled Merot to take a fresh look at the period and to suggest a new configuration. The great names of the period - Poussin, Vouet, Le Sueur, de La Tour, Mignard - are located in relation to other developments. Merot includes discussion of the impact of contemporary literature and political, philosophical and social influences. The foundation of the Royal Academy of Painting in 1648, and the influence of Mazarin on artistic developments are considered with other issues of status, patronage and connoisseurship. The book provides a panorama of the period; the text is profusely illustrated in colour, and accompanied by a comprehensive bibliography.
Subject Painting, French.
Painting, Modern -- 17th century -- France.
Painting, Modern -- 18th century -- France.
Variant Title French painting in the 17th century.
ISBN 0300065507