Jacques-Louis David: Empire to Exile (Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute)

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This beautifully illustrated book, originally published in 2005 in conjunction with a major traveling exhibition, is the first to examine the transformation of Jacques-Louis David’s work during the post-Revolutionary period (1800 1825). Each of the works many of which were previously unknown or inaccessible is reproduced in color and accompanied by detailed scholarly information. Drawing on many new documents and close analysis of the works featured in the book, Philippe Bordes offers a revisionist view of this deeply reactive artist and the creative output of his second” career.
A beautiful book and a significant contribution to our understanding of David’s place in art history.” Art Times
"Bordes gives his readers the benefit of years spent looking at these paintings and drawings, as well as his encyclopedic knowledge . . . of the artistic, social and political histories of the period.” Louise Govier, The Art Book
[A] marvelously produced catalogue . . . meticulous and informative.” David A. Bell, New Republic

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This landmark book sheds new light on the later work of Jacques-Louis David, the most celebrated artist of his time. Beautifully illustrated and featuring many paintings and drawings that were previously unknown or inaccessible, the book investigates David’s position after the Terror, his relationship with Napoleon, and the new approach to antiquity in his historical compositions.

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Philippe Bordes was founding director of the Musée de la Révolution Française in Vizille, France, from 1984 to 1996 and is currently professor of art history at the University of Lyon.

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