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Politics, Art & Revolution according to Jacques-Louis David (Part II)

by María Magdalena Ziegler As we explained in an earlier article, Jacques- Louis David (1748-1825) was very much involved in politics; a fervent Jacobin beside Robespierre. His unfinished work The Tennis Court Oath (1791), opened a new breach in the art field for the interpretation of the present in historical terms initiating a revolution in …

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Politics, Art & Revolution according to Jacques-Louis David (Part I)

  by María Magdalena Ziegler The demands of public life in France were very different after the French Revolution of 1789. A new egalitarian political order had to find an identity connection with artistic practice and vice versa. In the Paris Salon of 1791 –first of the revolutionary period-, Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825) was not involved …

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