Scene of Directory Life, Men and Women from L’Optique du Jour, ou le foyer de Montansier

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Title

Scene of Directory Life, Men and Women from L’Optique du Jour, ou le foyer de Montansier

Description

After Jacobin control faded, with its repression of exuberant social life as well as political diversity, the following years saw a rebirth of open pleasures. This image focuses on fashionable men and women enjoying the good life. Some contemporaries would see this as excessive and self–indulgent, and far bolder displays of sexuality and materialism. Indeed, what one sees here was at least surprising since only the nobility and the very rich had before 1789 experienced much in the radiant way evident in this image.

Creator

Edme Bovinet
Louis Binet

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1798-1799

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/119/

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

119

Original Format

Drawing

Physical Dimensions

9.2 x 12.6 cm

Title (French)

Le Foyer de la Montansier (aujourd'hui Palais-Royal)

Tags

Citation

Edme Bovinet and Louis Binet, “Scene of Directory Life, Men and Women from L’Optique du Jour, ou le foyer de Montansier,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed July 20, 2024, https://revolution.chnm.org/d/119.