About the Author
Philip Conisbee was senior curator of European paintings at the National Gallery of Art and a specialist in French art from the 17th through the 19th century. His books include Cézanne in Provence (Yale).
Edited by Philip Conisbee
This is a publication by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), the Gallery's research institute.
Fifteen international scholars present their latest research into the contexts and meanings of French genre painting of the eighteenth century, from Jean-Antoine Watteau to Louis-Léopold Boilly. The essays represent a wide range of critical and historical perspectives, from traditional archival research to post-structuralist criticism. The works themselves, in their "modern" choice of everyday subject matter, provide a viewpoint on the ideas, artistic culture, and social norms of France in the Age of Enlightenment.
- 320 Pages, 30 color, 175 b+w, 9 x 11 inches
- Published: 2007