Tradition & Transitions. Eighteenth-Century French Art from The Horvitz Collection

Couverture catalogue de l'exposition Horvitz
Tradition & Transitions. Eighteenth-Century French Art from The Horvitz Collection

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Catalogue de l'exposition De Watteau à David, la Collection Horvitz en vente uniquement au Petit Palais sur le comptoir de vente du musée

Summary: (From the Introduction by Alvin L. Clark, Jr) This exhibition and its accompanying catalogue provide the visitor and reader with an exploration of the "tradition and transitions" of manners and themes that formed and shifted throughout the art of eighteenth-century France. Examples of works that reveal both the concurrent and successive styles of the long eighteenth-century of French draftsmanship from Charles de La Fosse and Jean-Baptiste Jouvenet at the end of the seventeenth century to the genesis of the Rococo (Claude Gillot, Jean-Antoine Watteau, François Le Moyne) and the Generation of 1700 (Edme Bouchardon, François Boucher, Michel-François Dandré-Bardon, Jacques Dumont, CharlesJoseph Natoire, Pierre-Hubert Subleyras, the Vanloos, which took the French School to its early maturity. Their students, particularly Jean-Honoré Fragonard and Hubert Robert, benefited from and greatly expanded upon this rich inheritance as some of their contemporaries (Charles-Nicolas Cochin le jeune, Joseph-Marie Vien, Jean-Baptiste Deshays, Gabriel-François Doyen) simultaneously searched for a new, less florid mode of expression that eventually led to the Neoclassicism of JacquesLouis David and his generation in the closing decades of the century. Their students then explored stylistic and thematic variations of that manner into the next century. The wealth of this collection enables visitors to see a full array of the art made within these successive generations by well-known masters as well as by lesser-known artists who were often considered to be their equals in their own time. It also reveals the large variety of regional styles from artists working in important centers other than Paris-for example, Lorraine ( Jean-Baptiste Le Prince), Lyon ( Jean-Jacques de Boissieu), Rouen ( Jouvenet, Jean II Restout, Jean-JacquesFrançois Le Barbier), and both Languedoc and Provence in the south (Hyacinthe Rigaud, Antoine Rivalz, Natoire, Vien)-as well as the development of impressive artistic dynasties (Parrocels, Vanloos, Jouvenet-Restout-Hallé). Although a large proportion of the drawings in the present exhibition is related to various stages in the genesis and presentation of complex historical, religious, and mythological works considered to be at the apex of the academic hierarchy, the variety of different kinds of drawings in The Horvitz Collection (academic studies, portraits, designs for book illustrations, genre, landscapes, and animal and nature studies) is reflected in both the show and in the catalogue's appendix. Additionally, for the first time, this exhibition also includes a selection of paintings and sculptures that provides an opportunity to highlight this less well-known aspect of the collection.

Contents: Introduction and Acknowledgements, Alvin L. Clark, Jr. ; Preface - Building a Collection, Building Your Collection, Pierre Rosenberg ; Marianne Roland Michel and Eighteenth-Century French Art, Christian Michel ; Interview with Jeffrey E. Horvitz ; Alvin L. Clark, Jr. and Christophe Leribault, Catalogue of the Exhibition - List of Contributors (Esther Belle, Francesco Buccella, Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Sonia Couturier, Marie-Anne-Dupuy-Vachey, Melissa Hyde, Yuriko Jackall, Françoise Joulie, Edouard Kopp, Alastair D. Laing, Christophe Leribault, Nicolas Lesur, Isabelle Mayer-Michalon, Suzanne Folds McCullagh, Christian Michel, Margaret Morgan Grasselli, Anne Poulet, Louis-Antoine Prat, Pierre Rosenberg, Elizabeth M. Rudy, Xavier Salmon, Guilhem Scherf, Mary D. Sheriff, Nicole Willk-Brocard) - Drawings - Sculptures - Paintings - Notes to the Catalogue ; Appendices and Indices - Appendix of Eighteenth-Century Pastels - Appendix of Other Early French Art in The Horvitz Collection - Index of Former Owners - Index of Cited Works - Index of Artists Names - Bibliography.

Auteur(s) : Sous la direction d'Alvin L. Clark, Jr.

Exposition : De Watteau à David, la Collection Horvitz

Format : Relié

Nombre de page : 701 pages

Dimensions : 31 X 24 cm

ISBN : 9780991262519

Date de publication : août 2017

Langue : Anglais

Editeur : The Horvitz Collection

Prix public : 65€

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