Degas, Sickert and Toulouse-Lautrec: London and Paris 1870-1910

Overview

In the late 19th century, the exploding populations and hectic speed of life in London and Paris fascinated artists on both sides of the English Channel. French artists Edgar Degas and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec pioneered new ways of representing the city, profoundly influencing British artists as they did so. Walter Sickert fully embraced their Bohemian vision, creating brooding portrayals of the seamier side of urban life. Works by these and other key artists, including Vuillard, Bonnard, Tissot, and Whistler, ...
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Overview

In the late 19th century, the exploding populations and hectic speed of life in London and Paris fascinated artists on both sides of the English Channel. French artists Edgar Degas and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec pioneered new ways of representing the city, profoundly influencing British artists as they did so. Walter Sickert fully embraced their Bohemian vision, creating brooding portrayals of the seamier side of urban life. Works by these and other key artists, including Vuillard, Bonnard, Tissot, and Whistler, include society portraiture and posters as well as scenes in bars, music halls, and theaters-evocative images of the decadence and spectacle of the fin-de-siecle metropolis.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781854376343
  • Publisher: Tate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 1,065,675
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 11
Modernity, figure, metropolis : importing the new painting to Britain in the 1870s 15
The greatest artist the world has ever known 51
Exporting style and decadence : the exchanges of the 1890s 95
Sickert and the Paris art world 155
The L'Absinthe controversy
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