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The Resource Extremities : painting empire in post-revolutionary France, Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby

Extremities : painting empire in post-revolutionary France, Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby

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Extremities : painting empire in post-revolutionary France
Title
Extremities
Title remainder
painting empire in post-revolutionary France
Statement of responsibility
Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the decades following the French Revolution, four artists - Girodet, Gros, Gericault, and Delacroix - painted works in their Parisian studios that vividly expressed violent events in faraway, colonial lands. This book examines six of these paintings and argues that their disturbing, erotic depictions of slavery, revolt, plague, decapitation, cannibalism, massacre, and abduction chart the history of France's empire and colonial politics." "Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby shows that these paintings about occurrences in the West Indies, Syria, Egypt, Senegal, and Ottoman Empire Greece are preoccupied not with mastery and control but with loss, degradation, and failure, and she explains how such representations of crises in the colonies were able to answer the artists' longings as well as the needs of the government and the opposition parties at home. Empire made painters devoted to the representation of liberty and the new French nation confront liberty's antithesis: slavery. It also forced them to contend with cultural and racial difference. Young male artists responded, says Grigsby, by translating distant crises into images of challenges to the self, making history painting the site where geographic extremities and bodily extremities articulated one another."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
MNG
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Grigsby, Darcy Grimaldo
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Painting, French
  • Girodet-Trioson, Anne-Louis
  • Gros, Antoine-Jean
  • Géricault, Théodore
  • Delacroix, Eugène
  • France
Label
Extremities : painting empire in post-revolutionary France, Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 318-383) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
49848708
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xi, 391 pages
Isbn
9780300088878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Extremities : painting empire in post-revolutionary France, Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 318-383) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
49848708
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xi, 391 pages
Isbn
9780300088878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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