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The Rise of the Academy and the Rococo
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Charles Le Brun,  Alexander’s Entry into Babylon  (1664) oil on canvas, 14’ 9 1/8” x 23’ 2 1/3”
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The rigorous control of the academy included attempts to standardize and then  regulate artistic practice.  These illustrations show Le Brun’s expression of the  passions, which artists were expected to follow closely, especially in the premier  genre of history painting.
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Nicola Poussin, Landscape with Saint John on Patmos (1640) oil on canvas, 40” x 53 ½”
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Claude Lorrain,  Embarkation of the Queen of Sheba  (1648) oil on canvas, 4’ 10” x 6’ 4”
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Germain Boffrand Salon de la Princesse (1732)  Hôtel de Soubise Paris
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Antoine Watteau, L’Indifférent  (c. 1716) oil on canvas approx. 10” x 7”
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Antoine Watteau,  Pilgrimage to Cythera  (1717-1719) oil on canvas, approx. 4’ 3” x 6’ 4” ‘un tableau qui représentait une fête galante’  ( aussi appelée une fête champêtre )
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2009 for the course ARTS 150 taught by Professor Caffey during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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