French Impressionism

French Impressionism

By: Peter H. Feist (author), Ingo F. Walther (editor)Hardback

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It was a dappled and daubed harbor scene that gave Impressionism its name. When Impression, Sunrise by Claude Monet was first exhibited in April 1874, critics seized upon the work's title and its loose stylistic rendering of light and motion upon water to deride this new, impressionistic tendency in art.As with many seminal art movements, the critics got their comeuppance. Today, French Impressionism is close contender for the world's favorite period of painting. With blockbuster exhibitions, record-breaking auction prices, and packed museums, the works once dismissed as unfinished or imprecise are now beloved for their atmospheric evocation of time and place, as well as the stylistic flair of rapid brushstrokes upon canvas.Despite its popularity and a whole host of publications, many areas and artists of Impressionism remain inadequately researched. This book fills the gap, celebrating such masters as Monet, Renoir, Manet, Pissarro, Sisley, Degas, Cezanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, Gauguin, van Gogh, Seurat, and Signac, but also raising the profile of unjustly neglected pioneers such as Berthe Morisot, Lucien Pissarro, and Gustave Caillebotte. From water lilies to the verdant countryside, rosy pigments to moonlit scenes, this is the complete exploration of a French revolution in color.

About Author

Peter H. Feist (1928-2015) studied art history, history, and archaeology in Halle, where he was assistant lecturer from 1952 to 1958, receiving his doctorate in 1958. From 1958 to 1981 he worked at the Humboldt University of Berlin, and from 1982 to 1990 he was the director of the Institute for Aesthetics and Art Studies of the GDR Academy of Sciences in East Berlin. Feist has published numerous books on the history and theory of art, including TASCHEN's Pierre-Auguste Renoir and, as coauthor, Impressionism. Ingo F. Walther (1940-2007) was born in Berlin and studied medieval studies, literature, and art history in Frankfurt am Main and Munich. He published numerous books on the art of the Middle Ages and of the 19th and 20th centuries. Walther's many titles for TASCHEN include Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Art of the 20th Century, and Codices illustres.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9783836566704
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 536
  • ID: 9783836566704
  • weight: 3654
  • ISBN10: 3836566702

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