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Author Macsotay, Tomas, author
Title The profession of sculpture in the Paris Académie / Tomas Macsotay
Imprint Oxford : Voltaire Foundation, [2014]
©2014
book jacket
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 RCHSS Library  PQ2105 M33 2014    AVAILABLE    30560400687536
Descript xxi, 360 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Oxford University studies in the Enlightenment, 0435-2866 ; 2014:02
Studies on Voltaire and the eighteenth century, 0435-2866
SVEC
Oxford University studies in the Enlightenment ; 2014:02
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-356) and index
The impossible originality of Falconet's Milon -- Sculptors' morceaux between style and method -- From shop floor to academic gallery -- Guidance and autonomy : the role of Rome -- Vleughels's drawing sculptors -- The order of figures : inert and moving -- Of lions and cats : sociability and sculpture
The profession of sculpture was transformed during the eighteenth century as the creation and appreciation of art became increasingly associated with social interaction. Central to this transformation was the esteemed yet controversial body, the Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture. In this richly illustrated book, Tomas Macsotay focuses on the sculptor's life at the Académie, analysing the protocols that dictated the production of academic art. Arguing that these procedures were modelled on the artist's study journey to Rome, Macsotay discusses the close links between working practices introduced at the Académie and new notions of academic community and personal sensibility. He explores the bodily form of the morceau de réception on which the election of new members depended, and how this shaped the development of academic ideas and practices. Macsotay also reconsiders the early revolutionary years, where outside events exacerbated tensions between personal autonomy and institutional authority. The profession of sculpture in the Paris Académie underscores the moral and aesthetic divide separating modern interpretations of sculpture based on notions of the individual artistic persona, and eighteenth-century notions of sociable production. The result is a book which takes sculpture outside the national arena, and re-focuses attention on its more subjective role, a narrative of intimate life in a modern world. -- Publisher's description
Text in English, some text in French
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-356) and index
Subject Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture (France)
Sculpture -- France -- Paris -- History -- 18th century
Sculptors -- France -- Paris -- History -- 18th century
Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture (France)
21.50 sculpture: general. (NL-LeOCL)07759522X bcl
Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture (France) fast (OCoLC)fst00578380
Sculptors. fast (OCoLC)fst01109473
Sculpture. fast (OCoLC)fst01109483
France -- Paris. fast (OCoLC)fst01205283
Bouchardon, Edme 1698-1762 gnd
Falconet, Etienne 1716-1791 gnd
Vleughels, Nicolas 1668-1737 gnd
Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture gnd
Plastik gnd
Sculptures. (NL-LeOCL)078446295 gtt
Paris. (NL-LeOCL)089386094 gtt
Skulptur -- historia. sao
Frankrike -- Paris. sao
1700-1799 fast
1700-1800. (NL-LeOCL)241924030 gtt
1700-talet sao
France Paris Sculptors History 18th century
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
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