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Impressionism and Post Impressionism - Natalia Brodskaya

Impressionism and Post Impressionism

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Impression...who better than Monet in 1867, could have defined what was to become the most well-known and beloved pictorial movement? Nevertheless, it took more than thirty years for these artists (Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir...) to be accepted and acknowledged by their contemporaries. Impressionism was the first step towards modern painting, and it revolutionized an artistic background suffocated by academic norms. Taking the Impressionistic revolution even further, Post-impressionism was to completely liberate the colour and revealed unknown horizons (with Seurat, Van Gogh, Cezanne,...) which became unmissable passages for the greatest names of 20th century painting (Picasso, Matisse, Kandinsky...) You will rediscover, along the pages of this book, the freshness, the colours and the quality of these timeless masterworks.

About the Author

Nathalia Brodskaya has been a curator at the State Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg since 1961. As an author, she has published monographies on Rousseau, Renoir, Derain, Vlaminck, Vallotton and Van Dongen and books on the Fauves and Naive Art. She is currently working on a study of French painters from the end of the 19th and the 20th century.

Impressionism _ Preface _ The Impressionists and Academic Painting _ Precursors _ The First Impressionist Exhibition _ Edouard Manet (1832-1883) _ Claude Monet (1840-1926) _ August Renoir (1841-1919) _ Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) _ Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) _ Edgar Degas (1834-1917) _ Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) _ Index of Artists represented _ List of Illustrations Post-Impressionism _ 1.Post-Impressionistic era: Background and Atmosphere A. The technical and scientifical Revolution B. Symbolism (literature and Fine Art) C. Impact of the Impressionists _ 2.Painting during the Post-Impressionistic Era A. Cezanne's Evolution B. Those who wanted to take Impressionism further (Neo-Impressionism) C. Van Gogh's Evolution D. Gauguin's Evolution E. Toulouse-Lautrec's Paris F. The various ways of the Nabis G. The Secret of The Douanier Rousseau _ 3.Their Legacy to the next generation _ Notes _ Bibliography _ List of Illustrations

ISBN: 9781859956045
ISBN-10: 9780300187571
Series: Prestige Series
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st January 2008
Dimensions (cm): 31.7 x 27.7  x 6.6
Weight (kg): 4.73