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Master Thesis

L'iconographie des guerres d'Indépendance dans la construction identitaire des États-Unis

Abstract : American pictorial productions from the second half of the 18th century to the first quarter of the 19th century are not just iconography sacralizing the events of the American Revolutionary War while commemorating the struggles of a generation to defend its freedom and the new nation of the United States. The specificities, the stakes and the conditions that determined their creation testify to a true artistic movement intimately linked to the identity and political construction of the first modern democracy. The 14 painters who make up this artistic movement are not simple copyists of European painting as European historiography would have us believe. These painters are on the contrary American artists who are part of a unique and original approach. The purpose of this research work is to demonstrate the existence of this movement that takes place from the beginning of the Revolution until the establishment of a new artistic movement articulated around the Hudson River School. It's about to shed a new light on History of Art in the United States and its artistic heritage by giving to American painting the palettes and the fundamental values that belong to it.
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Kevin Chantrel. L'iconographie des guerres d'Indépendance dans la construction identitaire des États-Unis. Art et histoire de l'art. 2020. ⟨dumas-03525289⟩



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