Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne, and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musee D'Orsay

Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne, and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musee D'Orsay

by Sylvie Patry
     
 

In this book beloved examples of Post-Impressionism from one of the world's premier art museums provide a splendid overview of innovations ushered in by the popular movement. Representing a pivotal moment in the history of European art, the Post-Impressionists created some of the most recognizable and stylistically inventive paintings of the modern era. Published

Overview

In this book beloved examples of Post-Impressionism from one of the world's premier art museums provide a splendid overview of innovations ushered in by the popular movement. Representing a pivotal moment in the history of European art, the Post-Impressionists created some of the most recognizable and stylistically inventive paintings of the modern era. Published to accompany a major exhibition, this book presents over one hundred celebrated paintings from the unparalleled collection of Paris's Musee d'Orsay. Focusing on the decades around 1900, this publication presents late Impressionist landmarks by Monet and Renoir; early modern masterpieces by Cezanne, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Van Gogh; and avant-garde canvases by the Nabis painters Denis, Bonnard, and Vuillard. The volume also provides a unique look at the Muee d'Orsay's outstanding collection of Pointillism, including works by artists such as Seurat and Signac. Together these works offer a fresh assessment of seismic transitions in the European art world at the turn of the twentieth century that ushered in the birth of modern painting and produced lasting treasures of its own.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783791350462
Publisher:
Prestel Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/2010
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
10.40(w) x 11.80(h) x 1.10(d)

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