Towards Impressionism : Landscape Painting from Corot to MonetRegular price $32.00
A beautiful book tracing the development of French landscape painting from the schools of Barbizon and Honfleur up to Impressionism
This handsome book, the exhibition catalogue for a show at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park and the Frye Art Museum, Seattle, traces the development of French landscape painting from the schools of Barbizon and Honfleur up to Impressionism.
The book features some 100 reproductions of 19th-century French paintings drawn from the collection of the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Reims - a museum which has one of the world’s foremost collections of landscape paintings by artists associated with the Barbizon colony. Artists featured in the book include Corot, Renoir and Moet.
Tracing the development of French plein air painting through these seminal figures and their favourite locales, Towards Impressionism witnesses the century-long cultural shift away from the Academy that legitimated landscape as a subject, elevated the subjective experience of the artist, and ultimately gave rise to Modernism.
- Author: Suzanne Greub, Founder and Director of the Art Centre Basel
- Hardcover:144 pages | 100 colour illustrations
- Date published: March 2018
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-3777429731
- Product Dimensions: 25 x 20 cm