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Impressionism

Impressionism

by Linda Bolton
     
 

Imagine a snow scene in pinks, blues and yellows, or a building without an outline. Why paint workers in a dusty street, or a steam train on a smoky station? The Impressionists rebelled against the art styles of the past - and they created a splash! Impressionism was a revolution in color and form but how and why did it happen?

This book lifts the lid on the

Overview

Imagine a snow scene in pinks, blues and yellows, or a building without an outline. Why paint workers in a dusty street, or a steam train on a smoky station? The Impressionists rebelled against the art styles of the past - and they created a splash! Impressionism was a revolution in color and form but how and why did it happen?

This book lifts the lid on the world of Impressionism. From inspiration to creation Art Revolutions - Impressionism tells you all you need to know about the leading works and figures of this ground-breaking art movement.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Part of the " Art Revolutions" series that also includes "Pop Art, Cubism and Surrealism," this book packs a great deal of color into pages jammed with excellent photos of famous artworks. The sidebars and text blocks are also printed on colored backgrounds, a technique that serves to emphasize the hues of the paintings as well as harmonize with them. The author also gives much attention to brushwork and stresses the everyday subjects the impressionists were so fond of. Particularly noteworthy is the inclusion of Gustave Caillebotte, "The forgotten man of Impressionism," and samples of his strong work, such as Floorplaners¾three men planing a varnished wood floor, and Le Pont de l'Europe¾a stark gray iron bridge and white puff of smoke from a passing train. A very appealing book, which lists web sites to visit as well as books for further study. 2000, Peter Bedrick Books,
VOYA
Lobster telephones, bottles of Coca Cola, fragmented faces, and combinations of brush strokes all come together in this series that highlights the characteristics and artists of major artistic movements. Each volume gives the historical context of the period and explains its significance. After this general overview, subsequent pages are devoted to the individual artists of the movement, displaying some of their more famous paintings and pieces accompanied by a short biography and commentary. The addition of a basic glossary, well-developed index, and time line make these books a starting point for research. Each volume also suggests Web sites, books, and even galleries for further information. Impressionism highlights the poppy fields of Claude Monet, the cityscapes of Camille Pissarro, and the lively people of Pierre Auguste Renoir. Care is taken to explain how each artist put his or her personal touch on the Impressionist movement and how each had an effect on other artists of the time. After the brief presentation of each of the ten artists, a short section is devoted to other artists worth mentioning. This series would be a fine addition to a public or school library interested in expanding its art collection. Other titles cover cubism and surrealism. This series easily could stand alone for a more basic research project or could serve as a springboard toward more in-depth research. Only the brevity of the books coupled with the complexity of the subject make this resource merely a starting point. Glossary. Index. Illus. Photos. Source Notes. Further Reading. Chronology. VOYA CODES: 5Q 3P J (Hard to imagine it being any better written; Will appeal with pushing; Junior High,defined as grades 7 to 9). 2000, Peter Bedrick, 32p. PLB . Ages 13 to 15. Reviewer: Heather Hepler SOURCE: VOYA, June 2001 (Vol. 24, No. 2)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-5-These titles give a brief overview of their subject before settling in on a short analysis of 10 leading artists whose works were integral to or had an impact on the respective movements. The masters are represented by two or three good-quality, full-color reproductions. The distinctive characteristics of each piece of art and its relevance to the movement are then discussed in a short paragraph. The paintings have been carefully selected to present an overview of the movement, and do not necessarily include the artists' most famous works. Sidebars shed meager light on additional aspects of Impressionism or Surrealism. Explanations are clearly written, enabling children to understand the complex theories. Students and teachers will appreciate the amount of clearly stated information in these books.-Ilene Abramson, Los Angeles Public Library Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872266117
Publisher:
School Specialty Publishing
Publication date:
01/15/2000
Series:
Art Revolutions Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile:
IG950L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 13 Years

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