TITLE

Corporality and Communication: The Gestural Revolution of Diderot, David, and The Oath of the Horatii

AUTHOR(S)
Johnson, Dorothy
PUB. DATE
March 1989
SOURCE
Art Bulletin;Mar1989, Vol. 71 Issue 1, p92
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents information on a study which examined a revolutionary stylistic development in late 18th-century French painting, in which an emphasis on corporal expression embodied in gesture dramatically replaced the prevailing aesthetics of physiognomy inherited from Le Brun. Historical background of the appearance of 'The Oath,' by J. L. David; Details of Poussinist revival in France in 1765; Comments on the art works of David.
ACCESSION #
5316053

 

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