Inspiring Impressionism: Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh
'Inspiring Impressionism has an admirably clear narrative and it places Daubigny back where he belongs, at the fulcrum of modern painting' - The Spectator
Charles Francois Daubigny (1817-1878) was one of the most important French landscape painters of the nineteenth century.
This book, which accompanies a critically acclaimed exhibition at the National Galleries of Scotland, reassesses his work and examines his importance for the Impressionists.
The authors show how Daubigny helped to shape Impressionism through his working practice; how he supported the Impressionists at the Paris Salons and introduced both Monet and Pissarro to the art dealer Paul Durand-Rue and how his move towards a more subjective interpretation of nature inspired not only Monet, but Vincent van Gogh. These themes and others are explored through a series of essays that examine his interactions with the young Impressionists, the market response to his paintings, the evolution of his highly original technical processes and his role as the leader of an artists' colony.
- Authors: Lynne Ambrosini is Director of Collections and Exhibitions and Curator of European Art at the Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati and Nienke Bakker, Curator of Paintings at the Van Gogh Museum
- Paperback:176 pages
- Date published: February 2016
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1906270865
- Product Dimensions: 26.5 x 24.5 cm