CategoriesArt & Architecture IMPRESSIONISTS ON THE WATER


CHRISTOPHER LLOYD ET AL    Book Number: 83158    Product format: Paperback

The painting from which the Impressionist movement took its name, Claude Monet's Impression: Sunrise (1872), was a river scene, and this beautifully illustrated book explores the vital presence of the water in Impressionist works and also in the lives of the artists themselves. As Jules Jacquin wrote in his 1845 Manual of Boating, "the Parisian is essentially nautical." With 174 reproductions of paintings, sketches, photos, and prints, including 90 large colour plates in the gallery section, this book celebrates water, boats, and all things nautical among such Impressionists as Caillebotte, Manet, Pissarro and Renoir, as well as those before and after them, from Corot and Daubigny to Seurat and Signac. Our favourites of all these full page colour masterpieces include Toulouse-Lautrec's Exposition posters, Vuillard's The Boat Man, Pissarro's Harbour at Dieppe, and the drama of Isabey's Fishing Boats and The Shipwreck. The arcadia and perfection of The Bathers by Claude-Joseph Vernet shows his mastery not only of the lighthouse, but the sailing vessel in full mast, the semi naked girl, the peasant girl, the dog and the nude bathers in a beautiful cove which may be compared with John Singer Sargent's and Thomas Eakins' Boatmen on page 64. All manner of sailing craft, beaches, seascapes and styles like the pointillism of Signac and use of rich colour, especially skilled when using water make this a truly stunning art book and work of art. Fine Arts Museums San Francisco, Skira art publishers, 224 pages, 30.5 x 25.4 cm. Colour card, gilded softback, hundreds of colour images.
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ISBN 9780847840373
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