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The Deaths of Henri Regnault / Marc Gotlieb.

Author/Creator:
Gotlieb, Marc, author., Author,
Publication:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2021]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (320 pages) : 48 color plates, 77 halftones
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Painters -- France -- Biography.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
This is the first book in English on Henri Regnault (1843-71), a forgotten star of the European fin-de-siècle. A brilliant maverick who once seemed to hold the future of French painting in his hands, Regnault enjoyed a meteoric rise that was cut short when he died at the age of twenty-seven in the Franco-Prussian War. The story of his glamorous career and patriotic death colored French commemorative culture for nearly forty years-until his memory was swept away by the vast losses of World War I. In The Deaths of Henri Regnault, Marc Gotlieb reintroduces this important artist while offering a new perspective on the ultimate decline of nineteenth-century salon painting. Gotlieb traces Regnault's trajectory after he won the prestigious Grand Prix de Rome, a fellowship that provided four years of study in Italy. Arriving in Rome, however, Regnault suffered a profound crisis of originality that led him to flee the city in favor of Spain and Morocco. But the crisis also proved productive: from Rome, Madrid, Tangier, and Paris, Regnault enthralled audiences with a bold suite of strange, seductive, and violent Orientalist paintings inspired by his exotic journey-images that, Gotlieb argues, arose precisely from the crisis that had overtaken Regnault and that in key respects was shared by his more avant-garde counterparts. Both an in-depth look at Regnault's violent art and a vibrant essay on historical memory, The Deaths of Henri Regnault lays bare a creative legend who helped shape the collective experience of a generation.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: January 19, 1871
1 Introduction: January 19, 1871
2 The Orientalist Sublime
3 Art and desire
4 How to Paint Blood
5 Buzenval
6 Painter to Legend
7 Canonicity
Notes
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 25. Feb 2021)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780226298856
OCLC:
1233041285
Publisher Number:
10.7208/9780226298856 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.