Millet to Matisse: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century French Painting from Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow
  • Millet to Matisse: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century French Painting from Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow
  • Millet to Matisse: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century French Painting from Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow

Millet to Matisse: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century French Painting from Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow

by Vivien Hamilton, American Fede, Glasgow Museums, Vivien Hamilton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300097808

ISBN-13: 9780300097801

Pub. Date: 12/28/2002

Publisher: Yale University Press

The City of Glasgow possesses an internationally renowned collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. This magnificent book, the catalogue for a major exhibition, features sixty-four of the finest paintings in this collection, including important works by Rousseau, Corot, Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Picasso, Derain, Matisse, and…  See more details below

Overview

The City of Glasgow possesses an internationally renowned collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. This magnificent book, the catalogue for a major exhibition, features sixty-four of the finest paintings in this collection, including important works by Rousseau, Corot, Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Picasso, Derain, Matisse, and Rouault.

The lavishly illustrated book provides a short essay on each work as well as full catalogue details. There are also four introductory essays by prominent scholars that set the paintings in context. Irene Maver examines the social, political, and economic environment of Glasgow from its beginnings until the First World War; Frances Fowle charts the taste for French art in the west of Scotland during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century; Hugh Stevenson explores the early history of the city's collection and its assimilation of contemporary French paintings; and Belinda Thomson discusses how Glasgow's collection relates to the wider historical context of French painting of the period.

The exhibition, which has been co-organized by The American Federation of Arts and Glasgow Museums, travels to The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky (6 November 2002 - 2 February 2003), and from there to many other venues in North America.

Author Biography: Vivien Hamilton is Curator of European Art, Glasgow Museums, and the curator of the exhibition.

<%PUBCOMMENTS%>Published in association with Glasgow Museums

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300097801
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
10.36(w) x 11.08(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
French Painting 1830-1930: An Historical Context1
Glasgow, 1860-1914: Portrait of a City9
A Short History of Kelvingrove and Its Collection of French Art23
West of Scotland Collectors of Nineteenth-Century French Art31
Catalogue51
Appendices180
1Catalogue Information180
2Exhibitions Cited193
3Biographies: Collectors199
4Biographies: Dealers204
5Museums Managed by Glasgow City Council, Cultural and Leisure Services (Art Galleries and Museums), Chief Officials, 1876-present206
Select Bibliography207
Contributors210
Index211
Photographic Acknowledgements215

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