Publication : “Visual Culture and the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars”.

PADIYAR Satish (dirs.), SHAW Philip (dirs.) et SIMPSON Philippa (dirs.), Visual Culture and the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, New York, Routledge, 2016, 252 p.

PADIYAR Satish (dirs.), SHAW Philip (dirs.) et SIMPSON Philippa (dirs.), Visual Culture and the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, New York, Routledge, 2016, 252 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

Individually and collectively, the essays in this cross-disciplinary collection explore the impact of the revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars on European visual culture, from the outbreak of the pan-European conflict with France in 1792 to the aftermath of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Through consideration of a range of media, from academic painting to prints, drawings and printed ephemera, this book offers fresh understanding of the rich variety of ways in which warfare was mediated in visual cultures in Britain and continental Europe.

The fourteen essays in the collection are grouped thematically into three sections, each focusing on a specific type of visual communication. Thus, Part One engages with historically specific ways of transmitting messages about war and conflict, including maps, prints, silhouette imagery and war games produced in France and Germany; Part Two considers popular and elite imagining of war between 1793 and 1815, encompassing readings of paintings by Turner, Girodet and Goya, Portuguese anti-French drawings and British satirical book illustrations; while Part Three concentrates on visual cultures of commemoration, addressing British theatrical reenactments and museum collections, and British and Dutch paintings of the Battle of Waterloo. As such, the volume uncovers fascinating new visual material and throws fresh light on some of the more canonical visual representations of conflict during the first ‘Total War’.

Sommaire :

Introduction. Contested Views: the Image in the First Total War

Satish Padiyar, Philip Shaw, Philippa Simpson

Part One: Cultures of Participation

The Territorial Imaginary of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars
Katie Hornstein

Beholder, Beheaded: Theatrics of the Guillotine and the Spectacle of Rupture
Stephanie O’Rourke

Smuggled Silhouettes: Opacity and Transparency as Visual Strategies for Negotiating Royal Sovereignty During the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars
Allison Goudie

Wargaming: Visualizing Conflict in French Printed Boardgames
Richard Taws

Battle Lines: Drawing, Lithography and the Casualties of War
Sue Walker

Part Two: War and the Image

From the Nore: Turner at the Mouth of the Thames
Richard Johns

Ghosts and Heroes: Girodet and the Ossianic Mode in Post-Revolutionary French Art
Emma Barker

King Ferdinand’s Veto: Goya’s 2nd and 3rd May 1808 as Patriotic Failures
Simon Lee

“the most atrocious [acts] one may imagine”: The So-called Series of the French Invasions and Anti-French Propaganda During the Peninsular War
Foteini Vlachou

The Comic View of Johnny Newcome’s Military Adventures
Neil Ramsey

Part Three: Cultures of Commemoration

Reality Effects: War, Theatre and Re-enactment Around 1800
Gillian Russell

Ephemeral Histories:  Social Commemoration of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in the Paper Collections of Sarah Sophia Banks
Arlene Leis

Exhibiting the Nation’s Navy: The Foundation of the “National Gallery of Naval Art,” 1795- 1845
Cicely Robinson

Picturing the Battlefield of Victory: Document, Drama, Image
Susan L. Siegfried

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Maxime Georges Métraux (2016, 7 septembre). Publication : “Visual Culture and the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars”. Groupe de Recherche en Histoire de l'Art Moderne. Consulté le 13 avril 2024, à l’adresse

Maxime Georges Métraux

Doctorant en Histoire de l'art moderne (Université Paris IV –Sorbonne, Centre André Chastel – UMR 8150). Expert pour la galerie Hubert Duchemin et chargé d’enseignement à l'Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée. Commissaire scientifique de l’exposition "Chic Emprise : Cultures, usages et sociabilités du tabac du XVIe au XVIIIe siècle" (22 juin - 23 septembre 2019) au musée du Nouveau Monde de La Rochelle.

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