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First as Farce, then as Tragedy: art, vaudeville and modern painting after the French Revolution
(Bloomsbury Academic, 2021-07-29)
What might art history look like if it was reconstructed using only primary sources? What structures, practices and discursive conventions might crop up, how would we reconcile them with existing art historical narratives ...
Space, politics and desire : configuring the landscape in post-Revolutionary France
The French Revolution radically reconfigured citizens' views of both real and imagined space. This article sets out to explore this process of reconfiguration and the relationship between politics and space from the period ...
Sèvres Porcelain and the Articulation of Imperial Identity in Napoleonic France
From its inception in 1756, the Sèvres porcelain manufactory made elaborate, highly decorated dinner services for the exclusive use of the royal court. The objects used by the king were seen as extensions of his body and ...
Quatremere de Quincy and the instrumentality of the museum
In this paper I want to explore some of the ways in which art lost the capacity to embody knowledge in late eighteenth century France with particular reference to the writings of the art critic, archaeologist and academician, ...