Présentation de l’éditeur :
This beautiful book brings together ten years of research on a superb collection of 18th-century French masterworks, which was formed by the late Michael L. Rosenberg and is now on deposit at the Dallas Museum of Art. This research, originally presented in lectures at the museum by an impressive roster of scholars and curators of European art, combines close studies of individual paintings by such artists as François Boucher, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, and Louis Léopold Boilly with rich accounts of the historical, cultural, and political climates of their time. The works, many of which have not yet been widely published, span elegant portraits, intimate genre paintings, erotic canvases depicting mythological themes, and bloody images of the hunt. Through careful reconstructions of the lives of these artworks—from their first audiences to their contexts of display—the essays in this book unfold the history of a century of French art.
Heather MacDonald is program officer at the Getty Foundation.
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• Walter Elcok, Foreword.
• Lawrence Barzune, Dedication to Michael L. Rosenberg.
• Philip Conisbee, Michael L. Rosenberg’s Eighteenth Century.
• Kathleen Nicholson, Beguiling Deception: Allegorical Portraiture in Eighteenth-Century France.
• Mary D. Sheriff, Love Hurts: On the Pleasures and Perils of Love in Eighteenth-Century French Art.
• Mary Tavener Holmes, Nicolas Lancret and Tale of Three Collectors.
• Amy Freund, Good Dog ! Jean-Baptiste Oudry and the Politics of Animal Painting.
• Christoph Martin Vogtherr, Moving on from Watteau : Jean-Baptiste Pater and the Transformation of the Fête Galante.
• Alastair Laing, Artist in a Garret : The Young Boucher in Rome.
• Deborah Gage, Fired by Passion : Michael L. Rosenberg’s Sèvres Tableau and the French Royal Prerogatives of Ceramics and Stag Hunting.
• Eik Kahng, Greuze’s The Dreamer: Portrait, Tronie, or Fantasy Figure ?
• Aileen Ribeiro, The Mirror of History : The Art of Dress in Late Eighteenth-Century France.
• Susan L. Siegfried, Louis-Leopold Boilly : Between Genre and Portraiture.
• Anne L. Poulet, On the Run : Clodion’s Bacchanalian Figures.