Charles Le Brun: 215 Colour Plates by Maria Peitcheva

Charles Le Brun: 215 Colour Plates

byMaria Peitcheva

Kobo ebook | March 25, 2016

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Charles Le Brun was a French painter and art theorist. Declared by Louis XIV "the greatest French artist of all time", he was a dominant figure in 17th-century French art and much influenced by Nicolas Poussin. Le Brun primarily worked for King Louis XIV, for whom he executed large altarpieces and battle pieces. His most important paintings are at Versailles. Le Brun was also a fine portraitist and an excellent draughtsman, but he was not fond of portrait or landscape painting, which he felt to be a mere exercise in developing technical prowess. What mattered was scholarly composition, whose ultimate goal was to nourish the spirit. The fundamental basis on which the director of the Academy based his art was unquestionably to make his paintings speak, through a series of symbols, costumes and gestures that allowed him to select for his composition the narrative elements that gave his works a particular depth. Nearly all his compositions have been reproduced by celebrated engravers.
Title:Charles Le Brun: 215 Colour PlatesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 25, 2016Publisher:Maria PeitchevaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:8892580841

ISBN - 13:9788892580848

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