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

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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, C├ęzanne, 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
  • Sales rank: 1,193,817
  • Product dimensions: 10.36 (w) x 11.08 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Table of Contents

French Painting 1830-1930: An Historical Context 1
Glasgow, 1860-1914: Portrait of a City 9
A Short History of Kelvingrove and Its Collection of French Art 23
West of Scotland Collectors of Nineteenth-Century French Art 31
Catalogue 51
Appendices 180
1 Catalogue Information 180
2 Exhibitions Cited 193
3 Biographies: Collectors 199
4 Biographies: Dealers 204
5 Museums Managed by Glasgow City Council, Cultural and Leisure Services (Art Galleries and Museums), Chief Officials, 1876-present 206
Select Bibliography 207
Contributors 210
Index 211
Photographic Acknowledgements 215
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