Impressionism is often considered the final nineteenth-century precursor to the radical experimentation of modernism. But every style has a precursorso what movements paved the way for the atmospheric light, color, and composition characteristic of the impressionist works themselves?
The Musée des Beaux Arts, Reims, offers a choice selection of nineteenth-century French paintings that trace the history of French art from the Romantics, to the School of Barbizon and the circle of Honfleur, up to Impressionism. This beautifully illustrated volume follows the artistic forebears that led up to the works of Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, by way of pastel palettes, loose brushwork, ordinary figures, and natural landscapes.
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About the Author
Suzanne Greub is the founder and director of the Art Centre Basel, and the editor of several exhibition catalogs.
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgements Suzanne Greub- Founder and Director, Art Centre Basel Forewords Arnaud Robinet- Mayor of Reims Catherine Delot- Director and Chief Curator, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Reims Ena Heller- Bruce A. Beal Director, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida Joseph Rosa- Director and CEO, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington The Romantic Spirit in French Landscape Painting Michael Clarke- Former Director, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh Corot and the School of Barbizon Michael Clarke- Former Director, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh “The True Cradle of Impressionism” Eugène Boudin, Claude Monet, and the School of Honfleur Frances Fowle- Reader in History of Art, University of Edinburgh Senior Curator, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh Catalog Works from the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Reims Appendix Index of Exhibited Works Index of Comparative Illustrations Bibliography The Contributors Photo Credits