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Fraternité: French Artists from Revolution to Romanticism

1807, Friedland (detail)

Kathryn Calley Galitz, Associate Museum Educator

The Revolution of 1789 transformed French art. Neoclassicism, embodied in the paintings of Jacques-Louis David, became the style of the day. This series explores the rise of Neoclassicism, culminating with its embrace by Emperor Napoleon. The fall of the Empire in 1814 paved the way for the emerging Romantic aesthetic.

Today's Topic:
Girodet, Delacroix, and the Stirrings of Romanticism

This series is supported by the Mrs. Donald Oenslager Fund.

Above: Ernest Meissonier (French, 1815–1891). 1807, Friedland (detail), ca. 1861–75. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Henry Hilton, 1887 (87.20.1)

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