Delacroix and the Matter of Finish

By: Kahng, Eik

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This groundbreaking publication centers on a previously unknown variation of Eugene Delacroix's (1798-1863) dramatic masterpiece The Last Words of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, published here for the first time. This book offers a compelling reassessment of the relationship of the artist, widely considered a primary exemplar of Romanticism, to Neoclassical themes, as demonstrated by his life-long fascination with the death of Marcus Aurelius. Through this investigation, the authors reinterpret Delacroix's lineage to such fellow artists as Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) and Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825). Playing on the various interpretations of the word "finish," the book also offers a fascinating account of Delacroix's famously troubled collaboration with his studio assistants, his conflicted feelings about pedagogy, and his preoccupation with the fate of civilizations.

Title: Delacroix and the Matter of Finish

Author Name: Kahng, Eik

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Other Distribution: 2013-11-26

ISBN Number: 0300199449

ISBN Number 13: 9780300199444

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: VeryGood

Seller ID: M0300199449Z2