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French painting

Joseph-Marie Vien and the antiquarian the comte de Caylus were pioneers of Neoclassicism in France. Vien's Cupid Seller (1763) heralded a return to the "Greek style." David, the leading figure of French Neoclassicism, was one of his pupils.

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