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OP TRADITION & REVOLUTION IN FRENCH ART, 1700-1880: PAINTINGS & DRAWINGS FROM LILLE. Humphrey Wine et al. National Gallery, London, 1993. Organized in association with Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lille. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Washington Press, Seattle. 192 pp. with 196 ills. (83 col.). 29 x 23 cm. LC 92-64372 ISBN 1857090187 In English.
Reviews the major thematic and stylistic transitions in French art from the 18th to the late 19th century through a presentation of some 70 paintings and 35 drawings by Boucher, Greuze, David, Boilly, Delacroix, Ingres, Courbet, Puvis de Chavannes and 50 other artists. Fine reproductions and detailed analyses of the works are prefaced by three well-illustrated essays that examine changes in the character and status of history painting over the period, discuss the development of museums, academies and the art market in France from the mid-17th century to 1900, and trace the history of the outstanding collections of Lille's Musee des Beaux-Arts.
Indexing: Western, Europe — France — 1600-1800, 1800-1900 — Painting
Plans: 01,06,07,08,15
Worldwide Number: 024007
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