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Art Paris Impressionist Rise Of The Impressionists

Author : Museyon,
language : en
Publisher: Museyon
Release Date : 2013-01-01

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A complete background course on Impressionism covering the dramatic lives of the artists and the group's struggle to be recognized by the establishment in comprehensive biographies and engaging essays recounting their battle with the Salon.

The Judgment Of Paris

Author : Ross King
language : en
Publisher: Anchor Canada
Release Date : 2012-01-11

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The fascinating new book by the author of Brunelleschi’s Dome and Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling: a saga of artistic rivalry and cultural upheaval in the decade leading to the birth of Impressionism. If there were two men who were absolutely central to artistic life in France in the second half of the nineteenth century, they were Edouard Manet and Ernest Meissonier. While the former has been labelled the “Father of Impressionism” and is today a household name, the latter has sunk into obscurity. It is difficult now to believe that in 1864, when this story begins, it was Meissonier who was considered the greatest French artist alive and who received astronomical sums for his work, while Manet was derided for his messy paintings of ordinary people and had great difficulty getting any of his work accepted at the all-important annual Paris Salon. Manet and Meissonier were the Mozart and Salieri of their day, one a dangerous challenge to the establishment, the other beloved by rulers and the public alike for his painstakingly meticulous oil paintings of historical subjects. Out of the fascinating story of their parallel careers, Ross King creates a lens through which to view the political tensions that dogged Louis-Napoleon during the Second Empire, his ignominious downfall, and the bloody Paris Commune of 1871. At the same time, King paints a wonderfully detailed and vivid portrait of life in an era of radical social change: on the streets of Paris, at the new seaside resorts of Boulogne and Trouville, and at the race courses and picnic spots where the new bourgeoisie relaxed. When Manet painted Dejeuner sur l’herbe or Olympia, he shocked not only with his casual brushstrokes (described by some as applied by a ‘floor mop’) but with his subject matter: top-hatted white-collar workers (and their mistresses) were not considered suitable subjects for ‘Art’. Ross King shows how, benign as they might seem today, these paintings changed the course of history. The struggle between Meissonier and Manet to see their paintings achieve pride of place at the Salon was not just about artistic competitiveness, it was about how to see the world. Full of fantastic tidbits of information (such as the use of carrier pigeons and hot-air balloons during the siege of Paris), and a colourful cast of characters that includes Baudelaire, Courbet, and Zola, with walk-on parts for Monet, Renoir, Degas, and Cezanne, The Judgment of Paris casts new light on the birth of Impressionism and takes us to the heart of a time in which the modern French identity was being forged. From the Hardcover edition.

Post Impressionism

Author : Thomas Parsons
language : en
Publisher: Nde Pub
Release Date : 1999

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Within a year of closing the last Impressionist exhibition in 1886, a large and disparate group of movements had appeared, each with its own beliefs about the nature and function of art. From Neo-Impressionism to Symbolism, from Gauguin and van Gogh to Matisse and Munch, the program of 20th-century art was emerging. These individual styles are now collectively referred to as Post-Impressionism. This book imposes coherence and a sense of pattern upon this diverse mix of movements and individuals that reacted against the style and subject matter of the Impressionists. The sociohistoric background against which Post-Impressionism evolved and the international reverberations of the movement are presented. Special emphasis is given to the revolution that Post-Impressionism created in Russia, which had effects far beyond the confines of art.

Inventing Impressionism

Author : Anne Robbins
language : en
Publisher: National Gallery Publications Limited
Release Date : 2015-03-03

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A fascinating look at the art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, revealing the crucial role he played in the development of French Impressionism"

Impressionism In America

Author : Ulrich W. Hiesinger
language : en
Publisher: Prestel Pub
Release Date : 1991

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10 prominente kunstnere meldte sig i 1898 ud af Society of American Artists og dannede Ten American Painters. Kunstnerne var: Childe Hassam, J. Alden Weir, John Twachtman, Robert Reid, Willard Metcalf, Frank W. Benson, Edmund C. Tarbell, Thomas W. Dewing, Joseph R. De Camp, og Edward Simmons. William Merritt Chase kom til senere.

Impressionism The Movement That Transformed Western Art

Author : Veronique Bouruet Aubortot
language : en
Publisher: Flammarion
Release Date : 2017-10-10

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A comprehensive, accessible, and richly illustrated guide to impressionism--the perennially popular artistic movement that led to the radical renewal of Western art. Monet, Renoir, Degas, Rodin, Cezanne, Van Gogh, and the other Impressionist artists burst onto the art scene in the second half of the nineteenth century, creating shock waves with their rebellious rejection of the academy's strict rules dictating subject matter, style, and even color. Their art, labeled impressionism, coincided with the Industrial Revolution, when the world was suddenly jettisoned into modernity. The young artists who gave rise to the movement confronted public disdain and oppression in Europe, but were applauded overseas for their radically contemporary aesthetic. This complete and accessible guide renews and refreshes conventional views on impressionism by placing this seminal moment in art in its historical context. Emblematic masterpieces are examined with a focus on each detail, allowing a deeper understanding and appreciation of the artworks. Biographies of all the major artists of the movement provide insight about their life and significant works, and period photographs illustrate this incredibly rich and exciting time in art history. Organized thematically, the guide includes chapters on photography, fashion, female impressionists, exhibitions, galleries and dealers, writers, the movement's influence on later artists, and recurrent impressionist themes including leisure activities, the garden, the city, and industry. Replete with illustrations and numerous firsthand accounts and quotations, this book recounts a story of emancipation.

Claude Camille

Author : Stephanie Cowell
language : en
Publisher: Broadway Books
Release Date : 2011

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Falling in love against the backdrop of 19th-century Paris, struggling impressionist artist Claude Monet and the enigmatic Camille Doucieux carve out a life together that is threatened by Camille's dark past. By the National Book Award-winning author of The Physician of London. Reprint.