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The Murals of Eugène Delacroix at Saint-Sulpice

Jack J. Spector

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180 pages
10.25" × 10.75"
80 b&w illustrations
1967
Co-published with College Art Association

College Art Association Monograph

The Murals of Eugène Delacroix at Saint-Sulpice

Jack J. Spector

 

  • Table of Contents
  • Subjects

Contents

PREFACE v

INTRODUCTION 3

Part I THE COMMISSION: A SKEPTIC PAINTS A RELIGIOUS MURAL

Part II THE EVOLUTION OF THE MURALS

A. THE EVOLUTION OF THE SKETCHES 24

1. The Sketches for the St. Michael 30

2. The Sketches for the Jacob 40

3 . The Sketches for the Heliodorus 66

B. THE DAY-TO-DAY DEVELOPMENT OF THE MURALS 91

Part III THE MURALS

A. THE SUBJECTS 108

1. The Tradition of the Subjects 112

2. Biblical Authenticity, Exoticism and Romantic Realism 125

B. COMPOSITION AND COLOR 138

1. Composition 139

a. Gesture and Line 139

b. Scale and Viewpoint 142

c . Light and Shadow 143

2. Color 145

a. The Relation of Color to Composition 145

b . The Relation of Color to Luminosity and Brush Stroke 148

Part IV THE CRITICISM OF THE MURALS

CONCLUSION 158

APPENDIX I. COMMISSIONS FOR THE DECORATION OF PARISIAN

CHURCHES, 1840-1860 160

APPENDIX II. RECONSTRUCTIONS OF THE TEMPLE OF JERUSALEM FROM THE SEVENTEENTH TO THE NINETEENTH CENTURY 161

APPENDIX III. EXCERPTS FROM THE CRITICISM IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER 162

BIBLIOGRAPHY OF IMPORTANT SOURCES 170

INDEX OF NAMES 171

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