The French Impressionists (1860-1900)

The French Impressionists (1860-1900)

by Camille Mauclair
     
 

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"[...]distinction does not exist. Light reveals the forms, and, playing upon the different states of matter, the substance of leaves, the grain of stones, the fluidity of air in deep layers, gives them dissimilar colouring. If the light disappears, forms and colours vanish together. We only see colours; everything has a colour, and it is by the perception of the…  See more details below

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"[...]distinction does not exist. Light reveals the forms, and, playing upon the different states of matter, the substance of leaves, the grain of stones, the fluidity of air in deep layers, gives them dissimilar colouring. If the light disappears, forms and colours vanish together. We only see colours; everything has a colour, and it is by the perception of the different colour surfaces striking our eyes, that we conceive the forms, i.e. the outlines of these colours.
The idea of distance, of perspective, of volume is given us by darker or lighter colours: this idea is what is called in painting the sense of[...]".

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ISBN-13:
9781505275926
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
03/23/2015
Pages:
88
Sales rank:
1,082,650
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.18(d)

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