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Art Paris Impressionist Rise Of The Impressionists


Author : Museyon,
language : en
Publisher: Museyon
Release Date : 2013-01-01


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A complete background course on Impressionism covering the dramatic lives of the artists and the group's struggle to be recognized by the establishment in comprehensive biographies and engaging essays recounting their battle with the Salon.

Post Impressionism


Author : Thomas Parsons
language : en
Publisher: Nde Pub
Release Date : 1999


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Within a year of closing the last Impressionist exhibition in 1886, a large and disparate group of movements had appeared, each with its own beliefs about the nature and function of art. From Neo-Impressionism to Symbolism, from Gauguin and van Gogh to Matisse and Munch, the program of 20th-century art was emerging. These individual styles are now collectively referred to as Post-Impressionism. This book imposes coherence and a sense of pattern upon this diverse mix of movements and individuals that reacted against the style and subject matter of the Impressionists. The sociohistoric background against which Post-Impressionism evolved and the international reverberations of the movement are presented. Special emphasis is given to the revolution that Post-Impressionism created in Russia, which had effects far beyond the confines of art.

Inventing Impressionism


Author : Anne Robbins
language : en
Publisher: National Gallery Publications Limited
Release Date : 2015-03-03


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A fascinating look at the art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, revealing the crucial role he played in the development of French Impressionism"

The Judgment Of Paris


Author : Ross King
language : en
Publisher: Anchor Canada
Release Date : 2012-01-11


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The fascinating new book by the author of Brunelleschi’s Dome and Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling: a saga of artistic rivalry and cultural upheaval in the decade leading to the birth of Impressionism. If there were two men who were absolutely central to artistic life in France in the second half of the nineteenth century, they were Edouard Manet and Ernest Meissonier. While the former has been labelled the “Father of Impressionism” and is today a household name, the latter has sunk into obscurity. It is difficult now to believe that in 1864, when this story begins, it was Meissonier who was considered the greatest French artist alive and who received astronomical sums for his work, while Manet was derided for his messy paintings of ordinary people and had great difficulty getting any of his work accepted at the all-important annual Paris Salon. Manet and Meissonier were the Mozart and Salieri of their day, one a dangerous challenge to the establishment, the other beloved by rulers and the public alike for his painstakingly meticulous oil paintings of historical subjects. Out of the fascinating story of their parallel careers, Ross King creates a lens through which to view the political tensions that dogged Louis-Napoleon during the Second Empire, his ignominious downfall, and the bloody Paris Commune of 1871. At the same time, King paints a wonderfully detailed and vivid portrait of life in an era of radical social change: on the streets of Paris, at the new seaside resorts of Boulogne and Trouville, and at the race courses and picnic spots where the new bourgeoisie relaxed. When Manet painted Dejeuner sur l’herbe or Olympia, he shocked not only with his casual brushstrokes (described by some as applied by a ‘floor mop’) but with his subject matter: top-hatted white-collar workers (and their mistresses) were not considered suitable subjects for ‘Art’. Ross King shows how, benign as they might seem today, these paintings changed the course of history. The struggle between Meissonier and Manet to see their paintings achieve pride of place at the Salon was not just about artistic competitiveness, it was about how to see the world. Full of fantastic tidbits of information (such as the use of carrier pigeons and hot-air balloons during the siege of Paris), and a colourful cast of characters that includes Baudelaire, Courbet, and Zola, with walk-on parts for Monet, Renoir, Degas, and Cezanne, The Judgment of Paris casts new light on the birth of Impressionism and takes us to the heart of a time in which the modern French identity was being forged. From the Hardcover edition.

Art And The French Commune


Author : Albert Boime
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1997-01-17


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Boime contends that an organized impressionist movement owed its initiating impulse to its complicity with the state's program. The exuberant street scenes, spaces of leisure and entertainment, sunlit parks and gardens, the entire concourse of movement as filtered through an atmosphere of scintillating light and color constitute an effort to reclaim Paris visually and symbolically for the bourgeoisie.

Impressionism


Author : Nathalia Brodskaia
language : en
Publisher: Parkstone International
Release Date : 2010


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The author explores the contradictions of late 19th century art. She pursues, across the oeuvre of each of the main players, the search for 'that conviction they had, of justice in their principles and value in their art'.

Impressionism


Author : Nathalia Brodskaya
language : en
Publisher: Parkstone International
Release Date : 2014-05-10


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“I paint what I see and not what it pleases others to see.” What other words than these of Édouard Manet, seemingly so different from the sentiments of Monet or Renoir, could best define the Impressionist movement? Without a doubt, this singularity was explained when, shortly before his death, Claude Monet wrote: “I remain sorry to have been the cause of the name given to a group the majority of which did not have anything Impressionist.” In this work, Nathalia Brodskaïa examines the contradictions of this late 19th-century movement through the paradox of a group who, while forming a coherent ensemble, favoured the affirmation of artistic individuals. Between academic art and the birth of modern, non-figurative painting, the road to recognition was long. Analysing the founding elements of the movement, the author follows, through the works of each of the artists, how the demand for individuality gave rise to modern painting.