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Nicholas Penny, 12 December 1996

Grands Décors français 1650-1800 
by Bruno Pons.
Faton, 439 pp., £130, June 1995, 2 87844 023 4
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The Rococo Interior 
by Katie Scott.
Yale, 342 pp., £39.95, November 1995, 0 300 04582 4
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by Marianne RolandMichel, translated by Eithne McCarthy.
Thames and Hudson, 293 pp., £60, March 1996, 0 500 09259 1
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... with grotesques in 16th-century Italy and the style was especially associated with Raphael. Marianne RolandMichel’s monograph on Chardin is more orthodox in conception but also agreeably free of the obfuscations of current academic discourse. It opens with an account of his life and career as a Parisian ...

In Cardiff

John Barrell: Richard Wilson, 25 September 2014

... and, through him, a connection with the French landscape tradition’. Kokkonen quotes a remark by Marianne RolandMichel: ‘the status of landscape painting was totally transformed by the appearance of a new type of landscape painter – of which Joseph Vernet was the model incarnate – and by the enthusiastic ...

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