The Triumph of French Painting: Ingres to Matisse
A collection of French paintings from Baltimore's two public collections of art
Baltimore has two public collections of art, The Baltimore Museum of Art, founded in 1914, and the Walters Art Gallery. Between 2000-2002 highlights from those collections toured the Baltimore Museum of Art; The Philbrook Museum of Art Tulsa, Oklahoma; the Norton Museum of Art and the Royal Academy of Arts, London.
The 57 works featured are presented alphabetically according to their artist's birth, from Gerard's "Family Group" of 1810-20 to "Purple Robe and Anemones" by Matisse, 1937. These are shown in this catalogue as full page colour plates alongside which are perceptive biographical comments and information about each artist's aesthetic. The book includes works by artists including Delacroix, Corot, Millet, Gerome, Pissarro, Monet, Renoir, Gauguin, Picasso and Matisse.
Essays consider The Baltimore Collectors and the city's ties to France which go back to pre-Revolutionary times when a group of the original French settlers were expelled from Nova Scotia by the British and settled there.
- Paperback: 160 pages
- Date published: 2001
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1857592337
- Condition: Used - very good. Some minor signs of shelf wear .