David to Corot: French Drawings in the Fogg Art Museum (Reform])

By: Mongan, Agnes

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The Harvard University Art Museums hold one of the world's finest collections of early 19th-century drawings. The nearly 500 works reproduced in this catalogue include the most significant groups of drawings outside France by the masters of the age - David, Gericault, Ingres, Delacroix and Prud'hon. Drawing is the most direct and spontaneous of all artistic media, and many studies in the collection vividly evoke the genesis of some of the period's enduring images. A design by Jacques-Louis David marks a stage in the development of his major revolutionary composition, The Oath of the Tennis Court, while two precious sketchbooks, consisting of more than 100 drawings, document the painstaking evolution of David's greatest Imperial project, the massive canvas depicting The Coronation of Napoleon. Of parallel significance is a large-scale and beautifully rendered drawing for what is arguably the peerless masterpiece of Romantic painting, Gericault's Raft of the Medusa.

Title: David to Corot: French Drawings in the Fogg Art Museum (Reform])

Author Name: Mongan, Agnes

Categories: Other,

Edition: 1st

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1996-06-01 00:00:00.000

ISBN Number: 0674193202

ISBN Number 13: 9780674193208

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used - Good

Seller ID: Z1-C-038-01811