This solution addresses the question, "How were artists of the French Revolutionary era (or late 18th-19th century) influenced by the artists of the Italian Renaissance?" Because this solution is written for a Year 1 or Year 2 student, the recommended sources focus on historical context, as opposed to critical theory. Artists in this solution are Élizabeth Vigée-Lebrun, Nanine Vallain, and Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. For the student's convenience, a PDF of six key images is attached for purposes of comparing and contrasting.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 8:27 am ad1c9bdddf
Although not all artists of the French Revolutionary era were Neoclassicists, many were influenced by the classical tradition of the Italian Renaissance. Three artists who incorporated Renaissance elements into their own art were Élizabeth Vigée-Lebrun, Nanine Vallain, and Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres.
The triangle appears often in Italian Renaissance art, especially in depictions of the Trinity and Holy Family. When Vigée-Lebrun was painting Marie-Antoinette and Her Children ...
This solution explains how three artists active around the time of the French Revolution were influenced by Italian Renaissance artists. For the student's convenience, a PDF of six key images is attached for purposes of comparing and contrasting. All links are valid as of 29 November 2016.