Hidden Treasures Revealed
Impressionist Masterpieces and Other Important French Paintings Preserved by the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Hardcover ISBN: 0810934329
Shows and describes French paintings that were taken from Germany to Russia at the end of World War II and have not been exhibited since
The Judgment of Paris
The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism
Hardcover ISBN: 0802714668
The critically acclaimed author of Brunelleschi's Dome chronicles the origins of Impressionism against the backdrop of the artistic and cultural events of the nineteenth century as exemplified in the work of two artists--Ernest Meissonier, the most successful artist of his era, and Edouard Manet, reviled in his time but who heralded a radical change in the history of art. 125,000 first printing.
50 Impressionist Paintings You Should Know
Paperback ISBN: 3791384430
Now available in a new edition, this array of masterpieces by the luminaries of the Impressionist movement is the next best thing to viewing them in person. No artistic education is complete without a healthy dose of Impressionism. Here fifty of the most important works from the early nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries are gorgeously reproduced, including the best of Monet, Degas, van Gogh, Renoir, Cézanne, Cassatt, Manet, Seurat, and Pisarro. Each piece is given a brief overview establishing its place in the Impressionist pantheon as well as in its artist's oeuvre. An introductory text explains the Impressionistic style, tracing the movement's development, while an appendix offers biographies of the artists. The result is a veritable tour on Impressionism, offering an enjoyable and practical art history lesson that everyone can enjoy.
The Age of American Impressionism
Masterpieces from the Art Institute of Chicago
Hardcover ISBN: 0300175744
Although renowned for its holdings of works by French Impressionists, the Art Institute of Chicago also houses a wealth of superb examples by American proponents of this distinctive style. The collection includes works by such notable artists as Cecilia Beaux, George Bellows, Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, George Inness, Maurice Prendergast, John Singer Sargent, John Twachtman, and James McNeill Whistler, as well as by lesser-known artists who worked within the Impressionist vein. This beautiful volume features around ninety objects—paintings, watercolors, pastels, and prints—several of which have never been published, and others that have recently been restored to their original glory. In addition to tracing the development of Impressionism in America, this engaging book also tells the story of Sara Tyson Hallowell, a collector and art agent whose efforts to promote Impressionism through exhibitions in Chicago in the 1880s helped establish the emergent style in the United States.
The Artist's Garden
American Impressionism and the Garden Movement
Hardcover ISBN: 0812246659
From an exhibition of the same name held at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from February to May 2015, this book highlights paintings, autochromes, stained glass, works on paper, rare books, and garden sculpture by American impressionists from Philadelphia depicting the rise in popularity of gardening as a middle-class activity from 1887 to 1920. In addition to color plates of the art, it contains seven essays on the gardens of artist Anna Lea Merritt and her fellow artist-gardeners, the American garden movement as a response to the Industrial Revolution and the English Arts and Crafts movement, the collaboration of Celia Laighton Thaxter and Childe Hassam on In the Garden (Celia Thaxter in Her Garden), nativism in impressionist gardens, chromolithography, depictions of urban parks, and female landscape architects. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist
Hardcover ISBN: 0847861317
Accompanying a major traveling exhibition, this comprehensive volume examines Berthe Morisot’s remarkable body of work, painterly innovations, and leading role within the Impressionist canon. Today Berthe Morisot (1841–1895) is considered a major Impressionist artist, a recent development despite the respect received in her lifetime from peers Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. As the only female member of the Impressionist group at its founding in late 1873, Morisot played a major and multifaceted part in the movement, and her works were prized by pioneering dealers and collectors. Lush illustrations from throughout Morisot’s career depict her daring experimentations and her embrace of modern subjects in the city and at the seaside: fashionable young women, and intimate, domestic interiors. Texts examine her in the context of her contemporaries, the critical reception of her work, the subjects and settings she chose, and the state of Morisot scholarship. Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist makes an important contribution to the field, with never- before-published letters, interdisciplinary scholarship, and a specific focus on Morisot’s pioneering developments as a painter first, woman second.
Cezanne: His Life and Works in 500 Images
An Illustrated Exploration of the Artist, His Life and Context, With a Gallery of 300 of His Finest Paintings
Hardcover ISBN: 075482313x
A perceptive and detailed account of the artist Paul Cezanne, who inquely bridged the gap between the Impressionist and the Cubist movements.
Hardcover ISBN: 1783101318
With Impression, Soleil Levant, exhibited in 1874, Claude Monet (1840-1926) took part in the creation of the Impressionism movement that introduced the 19th century to modern art. All his life, he captured natural movements around him and translated them into visual sensations. Considered the leader of Impressionism, Monet is internationally famous for his poetic paintings of water lilies and beautiful landscapes. He leaves behind the most wellknown masterpieces that still fascinate art lovers all over the world.