• Specificaties
    Authors

    Thera Coppens, Arnon Grunberg and others

    Particularities

    In collaboration with Hermitage Amsterdam

    Exhibition

    16 June 2018 to 13 January 2019

    ISBN

    9789078653745

    Number of pages

    224

    Size

    24 x 28 cm

    Execution

    Paperback with flaps

    Year

    2018

    Language

    English

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    Around the middle of the eighteenth century, Europe was enthralled by the archaeological excavations then taking place in Italy. Artists and young aristocrats from across the continent travelled there to see the country’s classical Roman and trendsetting contemporary art for themselves. The ‘Grand Tour’ often lasted many months. Among those who made it were Goethe and the ‘Count and Countess of the North’ (the later Russian Tsar Paul I and his wife). In Rome, they met renowned artists like Pompeo Batoni, Anton Raphael Mengs, Hubert Robert, Angelica Kauffmann and – most famous of all – Antonio Canova. In short, all the great names of eighteenth-century Neoclassicism.

    Classic Beauties allows readers to share the adventures of the ‘Grand Tourists’ and meet the leading Neoclassical artists of the day. Their accounts and the book’s many illustrations, both of works of art and of contemporary tourist attractions, paint a vivid picture of a period in which the quest for classical beauty and the ideal nude was at the forefront of people’s minds.


Specificaties
Authors

Thera Coppens, Arnon Grunberg and others

Particularities

In collaboration with Hermitage Amsterdam

Exhibition

16 June 2018 to 13 January 2019

ISBN

9789078653745

Number of pages

224

Size

24 x 28 cm

Execution

Paperback with flaps

Year

2018

Language

English


In het kort

Klik hier voor het Nederlandse boek
Around the middle of the eighteenth century, Europe was enthralled by the archaeological excavations then taking place in Italy. Artists and young aristocrats from across the continent travelled there to see the country’s classical Roman and trendsetting contemporary art for themselves. The ‘Grand Tour’ often lasted many months. Among those who made it were Goethe and the ‘Count and Countess of the North’ (the later Russian Tsar Paul I and his wife). In Rome, they met renowned artists like Pompeo Batoni, Anton Raphael Mengs, Hubert Robert, Angelica Kauffmann and – most famous of all – Antonio Canova. In short, all the great names of eighteenth-century Neoclassicism.