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Art and Theatre from the French Revolution to the First World War
This magnum opus, exploring the relationship between art and theatre during the "long" nineteenth century, accompanies an international exhibition traveling from Marseille to Rovereto, then Toronto.
Such masters as Jacques-Louis David, Paul Delaroche, Eugene Delacroix and Gustave Moreau designed costumes and sets for the theatre, working alongside playwrights and directors. Consequently, they also began to infuse their paintings with the artifice of the world of theatre, giving dramatic emphasis to the actions portrayed and adopting the system of perspective used in designing theatrical sets.
Edited by Guy Cogeval and Beatrice Avanzi
Paperback 408 pages, 9.5 x 12 inches