Modern Figurative Paintings, 1890-1950: The Paris Connection

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"The first half of the 19th Century spawned one of the most exciting concentrations of artists and artistic innovation in history. The French impressionists opened the door to creative freedoms never before experienced, and a community rich in artistic and intellectual talent coalesced to forever change the direction of art. This book documents more than 150 artists who worked, studied, and exhibited in Paris between 1890 and 1950. Many of them have been completely overlooked by scholars and art historians. Their work encompasses the La Belle
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"The first half of the 19th Century spawned one of the most exciting concentrations of artists and artistic innovation in history. The French impressionists opened the door to creative freedoms never before experienced, and a community rich in artistic and intellectual talent coalesced to forever change the direction of art. This book documents more than 150 artists who worked, studied, and exhibited in Paris between 1890 and 1950. Many of them have been completely overlooked by scholars and art historians. Their work encompasses the La Belle Epoque, Postimpressionist, Cubist, and School of Paris movements. More than 375 color images of their paintings document this fabulous cultural explosion, and also present a visual time capsule, showing the populace at work and at play in bars, cabarets, and jazz clubs, even scenes of the artists' own studios. This book has been a labor of love; many years in the making. Collectors, curators, and historians will find it an invaluable tool for understanding the art of this period. By documenting artists who have not been written about for many years, the authors offer insight to their paintings, which can still be acquired at equitable prices. "
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  • ISBN-13: 9780764319624
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 7/28/2007
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2004

    Important addition to a 20th C art library

    This new book is an important addition to the library of anyone interested in 20th century fine art. Much of the original documentation on the international artists who were drawn to Paris in the first half of the century is in other languages. So the fact that this is an English-language book but focuses on artists from so many countries is especially helpful. Many of the artists had been overlooked until this book and many of them produced bodies of work that's just amazing. It has good, detailed biographies and wonderful color illustrations. It leaves no doubt about the powerful, transcending, global influence Paris had on the art of the 20th Century.

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