The Neo-Impressionist Portrait 1886-1904
'remarkable not just because it is the first time there is a focus on this aspect of Neo Impressionist history, but also because it confirms that the artists were outstanding portraitists. The array of captivating images introduces a fresh insight into the aesthetics and character of one of the most fascinating chapters in art history.' Artcentron.com
Neo-Impressionism, the style pioneered by Georges Seurat (1859–1891), has long been associated with exquisite landscapes and intriguing scenes of urban leisure. Yet the movement’s use of dotted brushwork and colour theory also produced arresting and beautiful portraits. Indianapolis Museum of Art lays claim to being the most important repository in the U.S. of works in the pointillist style and organised the first-ever show looking at Neo-Impressionist portraiture,
This book, which accompanied an exhibition at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, is the first to examine the portraits produced by the most important figures of Neo-Impressionism, including Seurat himself, Henri-Edmond Cross, Georges Lemmen, Maximilien Luce, Paul Signac, Henry van de Velde, Vincent van Gogh, and Théo van Rysselberghe.
Essays by the scholar Jane Block detail the emergence of portraiture as a genre within the Neo-Impressionist movement, first in France and then in Belgium. More than one hundred colour illustrations, biographies of seventeen Neo-Impressionist artists, and a catalogue of sixty paintings make up this authoritative book on a key chapter of the Post-Impressionist era.
- Author: Jane Block
- Hardcover: 260 pages
- Date published: February 2014
- Language: English
- Delivery: Allow 2-3 weeks
- ISBN: 978-0300190847
- Product Dimensions: 29.2 x 24.8 x 3.2 cm