Art History3 - Antonio Canova Pauline Borghese as Venus...

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Antonio Canova Pauline Borghese as Venus 1808 • Favorite sculptor of Napoleon • Pauline, Bonaparts sister, was very promiscuous while married to an heir of the noble roman Borghese family • The sculpture was commissioned to look old implying the commissioners history of fiscal prosperity (but in reality the poor s.o.b. was married to a hoe, and was “new money”) Antoine-Jean Gros Napoleon at the pest house at jaffa 1804 • Student of david • Contributed to the growing mythic status of napoleon, this scene in particular depicting his legendary touch and implying the miraculous power to heal (but lost 360,000 french soldiers in the invasion of Russia) • Gros’ references to the near east is a step away from neoclassicism Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres Apotheosis of homer 1827 • Believed himself to be a more “greek” painter than David • Presented in the Salon of 1827, it presented the doctrines of ideal form and of neoclassical taste, and generations of academic painters remained loyal to that style. • Poussin and Shakespeare are included. As well as Voltaire, Moliere, and jean babtiste
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course ARTHIST 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Boise State.

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