Lisa Small. Telling Tales II: Religious Images in 19th-Century Academic Art. New York, Dahesh Museum of Art, 2001, 48pp.
Telling Tales II: Religious Images in 19th-Century Academic Art explores how the century following the iconoclastic French Revolution of 1789 marked a serious revival of religious subject matter in the visual arts. Despite many changes in authority during this time, France consistently remained the center of the art world, and Associate Curator Lisa Small concentrates on that nation to show how academic artists and the academic establishment developed fresh approaches to religious imagery alongside creative ways of resuscitating centuries of tradition.