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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Paris, Île-de-France, Franceen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1806-1836 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorChalgrin, Jean François Thérèseen_US
dc.creatorRude, Françoisen_US
dc.creatorPradier, Jamesen_US
dc.creatorEtex, Antoineen_US
dc.date1806-1836en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-20T15:53:55Z
dc.date.available2012-12-20T15:53:55Z
dc.date.issued1806-1836en_US
dc.identifier177928en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 2038en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/83069
dc.descriptionSoutheast flank facing the Champs Élysées, right side, depicting "Departure of the Volunteers in 1792" (or "La Marseillaise"); Chalgrin's best-known work is the Arc de Triomphe, begun for Emperor Napoleon in 1806. Completed in 1836 by L. Goust (fl 1786–1836), Jean-Nicolas Huyot and Guillaume-Abel Blouet, who significantly altered the design of the attic, the Arc de Triomphe dominates the Place de l’Etoile in Paris and provides a focus for the length of the Champs-Elysées. The most noteworthy contribution to the sculptural programme is François Rude's ‘La Marseillaise’ (Departure of the Volunteers in 1792). Although it is often considered a sterile imitation of antique triumphal arches, Chalgrin's final design was the result of a progressive shift away from the pure replication of Classical prototypes. Through a systematic process of abstraction, Chalgrin reduced the traditional tripartite scheme of the triumphal arch to a single bay and eliminated all columnar decoration, creating with economical means an image of monumental achievement that captured the spirit of Napoleonic aspirations. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordartonline.com/ (accessed 7/13/2010)en_US
dc.format.mediumstoneen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectallegoryen_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectmilitary or waren_US
dc.subjectrulers and leadersen_US
dc.subjectNapoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821en_US
dc.subjectNapoleonic Wars, 1800-1815en_US
dc.subjectNineteenth centuryen_US
dc.subjectNeoclassicalen_US
dc.titleArc de Triompheen_US
dc.title.alternativeArc de Triomphe de l'Étoileen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-CJ-AT-D2en_US
vra.culturalContextFrenchen_US
vra.techniquecarving (processes) construction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypetriumphal arch (memorial arch)en_US
vra.worktyperelief (sculpture)en_US
vra.worktypesculpture (visual work)en_US
dc.contributor.displayAntoine Etex (French sculptor, 1808-1888); François Rude (French sculptor, 1784-1855); James Pradier (Swiss sculptor, 1790-1852); Jean François Thérèse Chalgrin (French architect, 1739-1811) and othersen_US


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