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10-12-07 - Louis XIV Exerts his authority politically...

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Louis XIV Exerts his authority politically economically etc, but also through culture Model might stand in for the king’s body Desire to control and regulate nature due to a geometric plan/ Versailles palace o Expression of King’s power o Ruled by divine right o Not an ego thing, just how the world was put together at the time Personal embodiment of the state King and court represent nation French Academy Codifies ideas initially articulated by Alberti 2 types of artists o Guild o Court o In competition with one another Modeled on Italian precedents Exempt from guild rules Work for the king, and receive free lodging and studios in the Louvre A system of education so that young artists will become great painters and glorify the French nation Start studying by engravings, then start studying casts Women do not have access to the male nude Studying the live model is expensive o Academy has king’s backing
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