Delacroix and the matter of finish / Eik Kahng ; with essays by Marc Gotlieb, Michèle Hannoosh
- Santa Barbara, California : Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 
New Haven, Connecticut : Distributed by Yale University Press.
- Physical Description:
- 165 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Kahng, Eik, 1963-
Hannoosh, Michèle, 1954-
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Birmingham Museum of Art (Birmingham, Ala.)
- Delacroix and the Matter of Finish / Eik Kahng -- Delacroix's pedagogical desire / Marc Gotlieb -- Delacroix and the ends of civilizations / Michèle Hannoosh.
- "This groundbreaking publication centers on a previously unknown variation of Eugène Delacroix's (1798-1863) dramatic masterpiece The Last Words of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, published here for the first time. This book offers a compelling reassessment of the relationship of the artist, widely consider a primary exemplar of Romanticism, to Neoclassical themes, as demonstrated by his life-long fascination with the death of Marcus Aurelius. Through this investigation, the authors reinterpret Delacroix's lineage to such fellow artists as Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) and Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825). Playing on the various interpretations of the word "finish," the book also offers a fascinating account of Delacroix's famously troubled collaboration with his studio assistants, his conflicted feelings about pedagogy, and his preoccupation with the fate of civilizations"--
- 9780300199444 (hardback)
- Issued in connection with an exhibition held October 27, 2013-January 26, 2014, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California; and February 23, 2013-May 18, 2014, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references.
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