Suspended Collectivity: Horace Vernet's The Crossing of the Arcole Bridge (1826)

@inproceedings{Hornstein2014SuspendedCH,
  title={Suspended Collectivity: Horace Vernet's The Crossing of the Arcole Bridge (1826)},
  author={Katie Hornstein},
  year={2014}
}
This essay examines Horace Vernet's painting and litograph of "The Crossing of the Arcole Bridge" (1826) in terms of its representation of the dynamic and potentially disappointing process of producing consensus within a larger social body; this issue was of crucial importance after 1815, when France faced entrenched social divisions produced by revolution, toppled regimes and decades of unending warfare. The painting began as a litograph commissioned for a multi-volume history of the life of… CONTINUE READING