Spectacles of virtue: Classicism, waxworks and the festivals of the French Revolution

@article{Junyk2008SpectaclesOV,
  title={Spectacles of virtue: Classicism, waxworks and the festivals of the French Revolution},
  author={Ihor Junyk},
  journal={Early Popular Visual Culture},
  year={2008},
  volume={6},
  pages={281 - 304}
}
  • Ihor Junyk
  • Published 2008
  • Art
  • Early Popular Visual Culture
This article traces the impact of popular culture and visual technology on eighteenth‐century neoclassicism. It considers the crucial influence of the waxworks on the work of Jacques‐Louis David. David was connected to the waxworks through his friendship with Philippe Curtius, Marie Tussaud’s uncle and the most renowned impresario of wax entertainments in pre‐revolutionary Paris. With its connection to a newly professionalized medicine, the waxen effigy (the most advanced recording technology… Expand
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