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The Boston Painters, Nineteen Hundred to Nineteen Thirty
     

The Boston Painters, Nineteen Hundred to Nineteen Thirty

by R. H. Gammell, Elizabeth Hunter (Editor)
 

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Turning their backs on modernism, the Boston-based painters covered in this artfully produced album prized a cult of beauty built on exacting craftsmanship and direct observation of nature. Notables included Joseph De Camp, who claimed that Whistler never mastered chiaroscuro; impressionist William Paxton; Edmund Tarbell, chronicler of leisure-class pursuits and New England scenery; Frederic Vinton, who went to Madrid to copy oils by Velasquez; and Frank Benson, known for his plein air landscapes. All but forgotten today, the Boston School artists deserve a better fate, argues Gammell, himself a painter of allegories as well as an erstwhile friend and colleague of these artists. As their self-appointed champion, Gammell, who died in 1981, makes overblown claims that tend to obscure the modest virtues that occasionally stand out despite the self-conscious realism. (July 8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780940160316
Publisher:
Parnassus Imprints
Publication date:
02/15/1993
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.85(w) x 10.26(h) x 0.82(d)

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