Jules Breton: Painter of Peasant Life

Jules Breton: Painter of Peasant Life

by Annette Bourrut Lacouture, Annette Bourrut Lacouture, Caroline Beamish
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300095759

ISBN-13: 9780300095753

Pub. Date: 08/28/2002

Publisher: Yale University Press

Jules Breton (1827-1906), known as one of the first "peasant painters," created beautiful scenes of rural French life and was a highly popular figure among the Salon artists of his era. However, Breton's work became eclipsed by the avant-garde movements of the twentieth century, and he was eventually forgotten.

This well-documented book now pays Breton the tribute

Overview

Jules Breton (1827-1906), known as one of the first "peasant painters," created beautiful scenes of rural French life and was a highly popular figure among the Salon artists of his era. However, Breton's work became eclipsed by the avant-garde movements of the twentieth century, and he was eventually forgotten.

This well-documented book now pays Breton the tribute that he deserves. It traces the development of his career and the forces that influenced him from his childhood through his early training in Belgium and Paris to his years in Brittany. The book presents and discusses a number of important paintings by Breton, some of which have been almost unknown until now, and it shows how they reflect the artist's social and humanitarian concerns as well as his painterly abilities.

Author Biography: Annette Bourrut Lacouture is an art historian and specialist on Jules Breton and nineteenth-century French art.

<%PUBCOMMENTS%>Published in association with the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300095753
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

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