AboutMarijke Jonker is an independent scholar. She received a doctorate in art history from the University of Amsterdam in 1994 (Dissertation title: “Diderot’s Shade: the Discussion on ‘Ut Pictura Poesis’ and Expression in French Art Criticism 1819-1840”). She is a specialist in French eighteenth- and nineteenth-century art and art criticism. Her publications include articles about David’s Leonidas, the critics La Font de Saint-Yenne, Delécluze and Planche, Delacroix’s use of allegory, his painting Execution of the Doge Marino Faliero, and nineteenth-century interpretations of Géricault’s Raft of the Medusa.
In 2019 she published “On Asp and Cobra You Will Tread…:” Animals as Allegories of Transformation in Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People. http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:16-artdok-65320
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