This beautiful book presents more than 250 of Chassériau's paintings, drawings, and prints. The texts of the essays and entries, as well as the extensive chronology, focus on the artist's personality, his professional and social milieu, and on the works themselves, thus providing an in-depth view of the state of the arts in France in the mid-nineteenth century.
This lavishly illustrated book serves as the catalogue of the first retrospective of Chassériau's work since 1933, to be held at the Grand Palais, Paris (February 26-May 27, 2002), the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Strasbourg (June 9-September 21, 2002), and The Metropolitan Museum of Art (October 21, 2002-January 5, 2003).
Author Biography: Stéphane Guégan is at the Musée d'Orsay, Paris; Christine Peltre is a professor of art history in Strasbourg; Vincent Pomarède is director of the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyons; Louis-Antoine Prat is a curator in the Département des Arts Graphiques, Musée du Louvre, Paris; and Bruno Chenique and Peter Benson Miller are independent art historians.
Table of Contents
|The Indian and the Chinese, or The Two Byzantines||23|
|Between Paris and Algiers: A Stubborn Believer?||31|
|Resurrection and Metamorphosis: Chasseriau about 1900||49|
|A Precocious Talent, a Young Man in a Hurry, 1819-43||56|
|The Cour des Comptes Years, 1844-48||187|
|"A young god burdened with sorrow", 1849-56||280|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Being a catalogue of the works of a French Romantic painter who is not as well-known as he deserves to be. The book is well-produced, but the emphasis is definitely on the catalogue and associated biolgraphical information such as chronologies rather than illustrations, nor is there a great deal of critical insight. Thus the book is not one for browsers.