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Vincent Van Gogh and the Painters of the Petit Boulevard
     

Vincent Van Gogh and the Painters of the Petit Boulevard

by Cornelia Hamburg, Elizabeth C. Childs
 
Parisian avant-garde artists of the late 1880s and early '90s made up the circle Vincent and Theo van Gogh called the "petit boulevard." Among this group of struggling artists, Vincent, Paul Gauguin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Emile Bernard, Georges Seurat and others fought, with brilliant results, to establish their careers and create a truly modern art.

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Parisian avant-garde artists of the late 1880s and early '90s made up the circle Vincent and Theo van Gogh called the "petit boulevard." Among this group of struggling artists, Vincent, Paul Gauguin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Emile Bernard, Georges Seurat and others fought, with brilliant results, to establish their careers and create a truly modern art.

Vincent van Gogh and the Painters of the Petit Boulevard is a fresh look at this post-impressionist generation, and the extraordinary array of styles and movements they created. From the pointillist style of Seurat and his group, to the emerging symbolism of Gauguin and his circle, to the unique vision of Vincent van Gogh, this was the most exciting and influential avant-garde in the history of modern art. Bringing a wealth of new scholarship and insights to a neglected moment in art history, this book gathers together masterworks by some of the most popular artists of all time.

Author Biography: Cornelia Homburg is Chief Curator of the Saint Louis Museum of Art.

Elizabeth C. Childs is a professor of art history at Washington University, St. Louis.

John House of the Courtauld Institute, London, is the author of Monet: Nature into Art.

Richard Thomson of the University of Edinburgh, is the author of Framing France: The Representation of Landscape in France, 1870-1914.

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The catalogue to a traveling exhibition, Vincent van Gogh and the Painters of the Petit Boulevard explores Van Gogh's relationships and interactions with a disparate group of painters -- Seurat, Signac, Toulouse-Lautrec, Pissarro, and Gauguin, among others -- who gathered together to discuss and debate new ideas and approaches, to inspire and challenge each other. Van Gogh described the influential coterie as being of the "petit boulevard," thereby distinguishing them from the inhabitants of the "grand boulevard," the more famous and affluent Impressionists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847823321
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
02/24/2001
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.84(w) x 12.12(h) x 1.10(d)

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