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French Painting: Five Centuries of French Painting
     

French Painting: Five Centuries of French Painting

by Sergei Daniel, Paul Williams (Translator), Irina Lvova (Editor), Valery Fateyev (Editor)
 

The French paintings in the Russian museums are not well-known in the West and this book will come as a revelation to art-lovers. A selection of the best and most representative works of the French masters in the five centuries which French painting dominated the art world is reproduced here in full color. The text is detailed and informative, describing the works,

Overview

The French paintings in the Russian museums are not well-known in the West and this book will come as a revelation to art-lovers. A selection of the best and most representative works of the French masters in the five centuries which French painting dominated the art world is reproduced here in full color. The text is detailed and informative, describing the works, their provenance, and the lives of their creators.

The Russians have loved and admired French art since the first flowering after the Renaissance. The Tsars collected French art and sent emissaries to purchase paintings and sculpture, which was sold off after the French Revolution. In later times, the great Russian connoisseurs, Marozov and Shchukin, used their wealth to buy Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings in great quantities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859952153
Publisher:
Parkstone Press USA, Limited
Publication date:
12/01/1996
Series:
Schools & Movements Series
Pages:
261
Product dimensions:
9.83(w) x 13.04(h) x 1.13(d)

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