10-19-07 - Needs paintings for hotel-like small rooms Don't...

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Needs paintings for hotel-like small rooms Don’t want history paintings Very brushy application of paint, does not delineate figures meticulously Landscape dominates the scene, not figures Organized in an undulating line, a little more like Baroque Watteau Admitted to academy under new genre Some thought this was not a good idea, and the salon was reinstated o Wanted to return to old istoria style Salons We find the true art critics Writers who cannot find a patron, free agents There are two publics: king and middle class, artist has to choose The benediction Critics loved it Spoke to the nation of France, Genre painting Represents the middle class, challenges political administration in France Academy Wanted istoria, more complicated art Not really much reform David Reforms painting, and makes painting that appeals to the middle class Ambitious, tries to win contest to go to Rome, enters four times and wins the last
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