Patriotic Taste: Collecting Modern Art in Pre-Revolutionary Paris Colin B. Bailey

ISBN: 9780300089868

Published: August 11th 2002

Hardcover

356 pages


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Patriotic Taste: Collecting Modern Art in Pre-Revolutionary Paris  by  Colin B. Bailey

Patriotic Taste: Collecting Modern Art in Pre-Revolutionary Paris by Colin B. Bailey
August 11th 2002 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 356 pages | ISBN: 9780300089868 | 8.32 Mb

During the final decades of the ancien régime, prominent collectors in Paris commissioned and collected French paintings of the period, works by Greuze, Fragonard, David, and others that together comprised lÉcole Française -- the French School. InMoreDuring the final decades of the ancien régime, prominent collectors in Paris commissioned and collected French paintings of the period, works by Greuze, Fragonard, David, and others that together comprised lÉcole Française -- the French School.

In this book, an eminent art historian discusses six of these collectors and the collections they assembled, showing that private patronage in this period was revitalized by this patriotic desire to collect contemporary art. Colin B. Bailey explains why a taste for modern art emerged at this time and how it was encouraged and fostered. Examining the relationship between artist and patron, he discusses the degree of influence these enlightened patrons and collectors expected to exercise when new works were being commissioned.

Bailey shows that collectors of eighteenth-century French painting seem not to have made rigid distinctions between the various genres or styles of the Academys practitioners. Instead, history paintings and genre paintings-both rococo and neo-classical-were exhibited proudly on their walls as superb examples of the French School.



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