Dennis Miller Bunker: American Impressionist

Dennis Miller Bunker: American Impressionist

by Erica E. Hirshler
     
 

Imagine Maine lobsters and fresh blueberry pie savored outdoors on the same rockbound coast that inspired Homer and Hopper; a crusty loaf stuffed with melted cheeses, artichoke hearts and roasted peppers enjoyed in the sunny warmth of an island painted by Turner, or a colorful picnic of grilled lamb, wild rice salad with dried cranberries and a harvest tart of apples… See more details below

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Imagine Maine lobsters and fresh blueberry pie savored outdoors on the same rockbound coast that inspired Homer and Hopper; a crusty loaf stuffed with melted cheeses, artichoke hearts and roasted peppers enjoyed in the sunny warmth of an island painted by Turner, or a colorful picnic of grilled lamb, wild rice salad with dried cranberries and a harvest tart of apples and apricots to match the painterly colors of an Ipswich autumn. The rich and varied New England landscape- with its island-dotted coast, forest-covered mountains and charming villages - inspires painters and picnickers alike to seek the perfect destination. Picnics of New England provides the reader with recipes and tips for eight memorable feasts.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
One of the first American impressionist painters, Dennis Miller Bunker is not generally remembered today, yet this impressive, beautiful album, which accompanies a traveling exhibition, should bring his pioneering work to a wider audience. Born in New York in 1861, Bunker spent two years in France (1882-84), painting picturesque scenes of Brittany, then moved to Boston. There he broke with the Emersonian tradition of deriving spiritual elevation from nature, and instead used quick brush strokes and bright colors in pictures that combine meticulous clarity and impressionist poetry. Bunker, who died at the age of 29, probably of cerebrospinal meningitis, numbered among his friends John Singer Sargent, William Dean Howells and collector Isabella Stewart Gardner. Hirshler, a curator at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, and art historian Curry weave a biographical profile around the 46 color plates. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878464227
Publisher:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Publication date:
02/21/1995
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
11.43(w) x 10.39(h) x 0.99(d)

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