Delacroix and the Matter of Finish
165 pages, 24.6 x 29.7 cm , 1455 g.
Delacroix and the Matter of Finish
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This groundbreaking publication centers on a previously unknown variation of Eugène 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.
PublisherYale University Press
Year
CoverHardcover
LanguageEnglish
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ISBN978-0-300-19944-4
Author(s)EIk Kahng
ContributorsMarc Gotlieb, Michèle Hannooch
Type of bookExhib'publication
Museum / PlaceSanta Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara
Article IDart-24042

 

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