Paris Salon of 1824
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
In 1824 the Salon de Paris exhibited works of John Constable. His rural scenes influenced some of the younger artists of the time, moving them to abandon formalism and to draw inspiration directly from nature. Natural scenes became the subjects of their paintings rather than mere backdrops to dramatic events.
- Through the triumph, in the Salon of 1824, of the Vow of Louis XIII, Ingres was for the first time on solid ground. His art was no longer written off with offensive epithets such as "gothic," or even (as had happened) "Chinese"; he no longer, as in his youth, counted as a revolutionary, an opponent of the school of David a role in which he had fancied himself. Now he became the recognized leader of the conservative tendency, in his own phrase, a conservateur des bonnes doctrines. --David to Delacroix (1952) is a book by Walter Friedlaender