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Author Johnson, Dorothy, 1950-

Title David to Delacroix : the rise of romantic mythology / Dorothy Johnson

Publ Info Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2011]
 RWU Main Library  N7760 .J64 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  N7760 .J64 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Fine Arts Stacks  N7760 .J64 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xi, 233 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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volume rdacarrier
Series Bettie Allison Rand lectures in art history
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction. David and the rise of romantic mythology -- Eros and the origins of art : Girodet's mythic meditations -- From Eros to Thanatos : the mapping of the mythological body -- Ingres and the enigma -- Mythological madness and the feminine : from Gros's suicidal Sappho to Delacroix's murderous Medea -- Conclusion. The continuum of myth
LC subject Mythology, Classical, in art
Romanticism in art -- France
Psychology and art -- France
Art, French -- 18th century -- Themes, motives
Art, French -- 19th century -- Themes, motives
ISBN 9780807834510 (cloth : alk. paper)
0807834513 (cloth : alk. paper)