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Jacques-Louis David's 'Marat'

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Part of Masterpieces of Western Painting

William Vaughan, Helen Weston, Tom Gretton, Anthony Halliday, Libby Sheldon, David Lomas
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  • Date Published: August 1999
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print October 2006
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521565240

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  • This book focuses on Jacques-Louis David's Marat, one of the key works of art created during the period of the French Revolution and one of the most important works of Western painting. Providing an introduction that outlines the general history of the painting, it provides six new essays, each specially written for this volume, which examine the work from a variety of methodologies, including feminist, psychoanalytic and material analysis approaches. Each of these essays provides for a broader and deeper understanding of the painting, the circumstances in which it was created and commissioned, and its critical and art historical reception over two centuries.

    • One of the definitive paintings from Revolutionary France
    • This book approaches the subject from six different disciplines
    • The book brings to light new evidence and material on this famous painting
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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521565240
    • length: 206 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.295kg
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print October 2006
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction William Vaughan and Helen Weston
    1. Marat, l'Ami du Peuple, David: love and discipline in the summer of '93 Tom Gretton
    2. David's Marat as posthumous portrait Anthony Halliday
    3. Terror and the Tabula Rasa: Marat in an international pictorial context William Vaughan
    4. Methods and materials in David's Marat Libby Sheldon
    5. The Corday-Marat Affair: no place for a woman Helen Weston
    6. Staging sacrifice: Munch, Picasso and Marat David Lomas
    Chronology, Bibliography

  • Editors

    Will Vaughn

    Helen Weston


    William Vaughan, Helen Weston, Tom Gretton, Anthony Halliday, Libby Sheldon, David Lomas

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