FRENCH PAINTING 1830-1920


FRENCH PAINTING 1830-1920

VALENTIN GRIVET    Book Number: 88136    Product format: Hardback

Gustave Caillebotte's Paris Street, Rainy Day is the first of this famous art gallery of beautiful paintings reproduced in glorious colour. The far less realistic but equally vibrant daubed colours of Paul Cézanne, the exquisite detail of Jean Béraud, the elegance of James Tissot with scenes in ballrooms and on board ship, beautiful ladies and high society, an active social life as shown in The Skaters and Outside the Opera, Paris, the backgammon players and the club, theatreland and horseracing, soirées and sending a telegraph. Views of Florence, beautiful countryside and landscape scenes, sometimes mythological, figures reading, valleys and peasants working like the famous The Gleaners by Millet picking up the last ears of corn, the Shepherdess with Her Flock and The Angelus pay homage to the everyday life of farmers. The painting Olympia caused a scandal at the Salon in 1865 when Manet painted the non-idealised nude of a prostitute looking directly at the viewer, her black maid in attendance. 12 paintings testify to the friendship between Manet and Berthe Morisot. Boating, at the bar of the Folies Bergère with the absent-minded gaze of the waitress, Moonlight on Boulogne Harbour, both by Manet and the black and white flesh contrasting in Bazille's The Toilette before we indulge in the biggest crowd pullers - the Impressionists, including Alfred Sisley, Renoir and Pissarro. Waterlilies, dancing in the city and the country, and our Annie's absolute favourite of all time in a double page spread on page 288, The Parquet Planers. Page after page of glorious masterworks. With over 450 works, this volume deals with the most important trends and groups in French painting from the middle of the 19th century to the first years of the 20th century: La Belle Epoque, Naturalism, Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Academic Art, Divisionism, Synthetism, Symbolism or Paul Gauguin and the Nabis. This development is illustrated in the most beautiful paintings by Corot, Monet, Degas, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec, Cezanne, Bonnard and many other painters. 504 pages, 28.2 x 31cm, 11" x 12½", a companion to code 88135. Multi language edition, new from Könemann. Hundreds of colour illus.
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ISBN 9783741924323
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