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dc.contributor.authorMartin, Erin Claire
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-03T21:06:47Z
dc.date.available2014-03-03T21:06:47Z
dc.date.issued2003-12
dc.identifier.othermartin_erin_c_200312_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/martin_erin_c_200312_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/21326
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the purported influence of the art of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio on Jacques-Louis David’s role in the development of French Neoclassical painting. Scholars of eighteenth-century French art have suggested a correlation between each artist’s heightened naturalism, simplified compositions and careful modeling of forms. David’s artistic training, during a period of reform in the French Academy, included an extended period of study in Italy with an emphasis on antiquity as well as Renaissance and Baroque Masters. Although Caravaggio held a precarious place among the artistic models advocated by the French Academy, there is evidence that many French students, including David, observed and copied his works in Rome. This study establishes a context for understanding the impact of Caravaggio in eighteenth-century French theory, academic practice, and public art consumption through a survey of correspondence from within the French Academy, theoretical texts relevant to academic practice, and Grand Tour literature. By examining the changing nature of the caravaggesque from David’s work as a pensionnaire through his history paintings of the 1780s, this paper demonstrates the extent to which David may have incorporated qualities of Caravaggio’s art into his development of Neoclassicism in French painting.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectJacques-Louis David
dc.subjectCaravaggio
dc.subjectPainting
dc.subjectFrance
dc.subjectItaly
dc.subjectNeoclassicism
dc.subjectBaroque
dc.subjectRome
dc.subjectGrand Tour literature
dc.subjectreform style
dc.subjectFrench Academy
dc.subjectcaravaggesque
dc.subjectValentin de Boulogne
dc.subjectJean-François-Pierre Peyron
dc.subjectJusepe de Ribera
dc.subjectchiaroscuro
dc.subjecttenebrism
dc.subjectpensionnaire
dc.titleThe influence of Caravaggio on Jacques-Louis David’s development of French neoclassical painting
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentArt History
dc.description.majorArt History
dc.description.advisorAlisa Luxenberg
dc.description.committeeAlisa Luxenberg
dc.description.committeeJanice Simon
dc.description.committeeShelley Zuraw


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