9781858941585-185894158X-Greuze the Draftsman

Greuze the Draftsman

ISBN-13: 9781858941585
ISBN-10: 185894158X
Author: Munhill, Edgar
Publication date: 2002
Publisher: Merrell Publishers
Format: Hardcover 283 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781858941585
ISBN-10: 185894158X
Author: Munhill, Edgar
Publication date: 2002
Publisher: Merrell Publishers
Format: Hardcover 283 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Munhill, Edgar wrote Greuze the Draftsman comprising 283 pages back in 2002. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 185894158X and 9781858941585. Since then Greuze the Draftsman textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805) is universally regarded as one of France's greatest artists of the eighteenth century. He was adored by Catherine the Great of Russia, and his work praised by the French philosopher Diderot who wrote "this man draws like an angel." Today, in a climate where drawings are selling for record sums in excess of $12 million, Greuze is highly valued for his portraits and genre scenes.

Greuze's drawings are often witty, playing with and reversing standard allegorical traditions, and display a voluptuousness and movement that foreshadow Géricault and the French Romantic school. This long-awaited publication is the first on Greuze for 30 years.

With nearly 400 illustrations, of which 85 are in color, this sumptuously produced book represents a comprehensive overview of the best of Greuze's work, with a rich variety of drawings in many media. Accompanying texts explain the significance of each work and provide historical information about technique, and provenance. Greuze the Draftsman will be a lasting record for art historians, especially those interested in drawing, as well as the wider drawing and general art markets.

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