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Impressionists Handbook

Impressionists Handbook

by Robert Katz, Celestine Dars
     
 

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No group of artists or period of art history has inspired as much fascination and admiration, or has been as celebrated as the Impressionist school which flourished, centered in France, from 1874 to 1886. The Impressionists Handbook tells the story of these revolutionary painters and the dramatic times that shaped their vision.

Section One

A

Overview

No group of artists or period of art history has inspired as much fascination and admiration, or has been as celebrated as the Impressionist school which flourished, centered in France, from 1874 to 1886. The Impressionists Handbook tells the story of these revolutionary painters and the dramatic times that shaped their vision.

Section One

A History of Impressionism

The first section of this book examines the artistic trends which led away from the classical schools of painting and the French landscape tradition in the early part of the nineteenth century to the Realist art of Courbet and on to the shocking debut of Manet in 1863.

Section Two

The Life and Works

The second section considers the most important individuals in the history of Impressionism---Pissarro, Manet, Degas, Monet, Renoir, and Sisley---drawing out from their biographical details the passions that linked them together as a functioning group, and that ultimately pulled them apart.

This authoritative and artistic approach to the history of the Impressionists and the legacy they forged---from Manet's Olympia to Renoir's The Path in the Grass---at last provides a greater understanding of the movement and explains why Impressionism continues to be one of the most popular artistic styles.

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The two authors, who are both knowledgable writers with extensive background in the study of art and art history, write engagingly about the history of impressionism and the life and works of Pissarro, Manet, Degas, Monet, Renoir, and Sisley. At 7x8.5<">, the book is compact, but the format is large enough to accommodate decent reproductions of many of the paintings under consideration. This is a thoughtfully prepared, well written treatment of the subject, with none of the ponderousness that "handbook" might imply. It was originally published in 1991 by Bookmart Ltd., UK. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760720028
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/2000
Pages:
256

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