Royal Academy/Musée D'Orsay Alfred Sisley exhibition catalogue

Alfred Sisley

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A richly illustrated book all about the artist Alfred Sisley

Alfred Sisley remains one of the least known of the major Impressionists. Although a prolific artist, the uneven quality of his output has made it difficult to clearly establish his particular place within the history of Impressionism.

This book, which accompanied a major international exhibition in 1992, explores Sisley's contribution to the forging of impressionism in the 1860s, his mastery of style in the 1870s and his resolution of the problems of technique in the 1880s through the highest quality pictures from throughout his career.

The book considers his early influences, his contributions to the movement of Impressionism, critiques of his style and subject matter and gives insights into his personality which made it difficult for him to be accepted  by the art world and collectors. Images are supplemented with early and recent photos of the subjects he had chosen to paint and include old photos of exhibits of his work at the beginning of the 20th Century.

The images are very good and supplemented with enlarged details of his paintings.

  • Paperback: 302 pages 
  • Date published: 1992
  • Language: English
  • ISBN:  978-0300052459
  • Condition: Used - very good. Some minor signs of shelf wear .

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