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Published: 31 March 2020

330 Pages | 63 black and white + 24 color illustrations

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781789620399

Bookseller Code (09)

History, painting, and the seriousness of pleasure in the age of Louis XV

Susanna Caviglia

Voltaire Foundation in association with Liverpool University Press

Oxford University Studies in The Enlightenment

  • The first book on history painting in the age of the enlightenment
  • A compelling new perspective on rococo aesthetic
  • An innovative study of the artistic creative process from drawing to painting
  • A new understanding of the social and ideological role of painting under Louis XV
  • The first work on a remarkable generation of painters