Pierre-Auguste Renoir: La Promenade / Edition 1

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Renoir's La Promenade is one of the most engaging and approachable of all Impressionist paintings. This study of the work--a masterpiece from the Getty collection--reveals surprising details about the sexual, historical, and artistic contexts in which the painting was created.
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In this publication from the J. Paul Getty Museum, art historian John House trains his expert gaze on "La Promenade," a seminal work of Impressionism that defied the traditional standards of art expression in an age of political upheaval. The discussion of Renoir's point of view and its possible meanings is a fresh interpretation of a beloved subject.
Like others in the series, a good value<-->attractively designed, well illustrated. The focus here is on the many facets of the Impressionist painting, La Promenade, and what it reveals about Renoir 1841-1919 as a man and an artist. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892363650
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • Publication date: 2/28/1998
  • Series: Getty Museum Studies on Art Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 94
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
The Salon and the Art Trade: Genre Painting and the Value of Art 5
Reading Genre Paintings 25
The Setting of La Promenade 35
The Figure Subject in La Promenade 51
The Technique of La Promenade 61
Renoir's Position in 1870 69
The Place of La Promenade in Renoir's Career 72
Notes 80
Acknowledgments 88
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