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Critical Readings in Impressionism and Post-Impressionism: An Anthology,9780520250222

Critical Readings in Impressionism and Post-Impressionism: An Anthology

Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 3/5/2007
Publisher(s): Univ of California Pr
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The essays in this wide-ranging, beautifully illustrated volume capture the theoretical range and scholarly rigor of recent criticism that has fundamentally transformed the study of French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. Readers are invited to consider the profound issues and penetrating questions that lie beneath this perennially popular body of work as the contributors examine the art world of late nineteenth-century France--including detailed looks at Monet, Manet, Pissarro, Degas, Cezanne, Morisot, Seurat, Van Gogh, and Gauguin. The authors offer fascinating new perspectives, placing the artworks from this period in wider social and historical contexts. They explore these painters' pictorial and market strategies, the critical reception and modern criteria the paintings engendered, and the movement's historic role in the formation of an avant-garde tradition. Their research reflects the wealth of new documents, critical approaches, and scholarly exhibitions that have fundamentally altered our understanding of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. These essays, several of which have previously been familiar only to scholars, provide instructive models of in-depth critical analysis and of the competing art historical methods that have crucially reshaped the field.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Introduction: The Critical History of Impressionism: An Overviewp. 1
Background Studies: Economic Landscapes and Exhibition Strategies
Impressionism, Originality, and Laissez-Fairep. 23
Dealing in Temperaments: Economic Transformation of the Artistic Field in France during the Second Half of the Nineteenth Centuryp. 31
Impressionist Installations and Private Exhibitionsp. 49
Landscapes of Modernity
Framing the Landscapep. 77
The Environs of Parisp. 101
The Critical Climate
The Intransigent Artist or How the Impressionists Got Their Namep. 149
Duranty on Degas: A Theory of Modern Paintingp. 163
Berthe Morisot and the Feminizing of Impressionismp. 191
Impressionism, Politics, and Nationalism
Camille Pissarro in 1880: An Anarchistic Artist in Bourgeois Societyp. 205
Monet and the Challenges to Impressionism in the 1880sp. 227
Recent Studies in Post-Impressionist Painting
Seurat's Grande Jatte: An Anti-Utopian Allegoryp. 253
At the Threshold of Symbolism: Van Gogh's Sower and Gauguin's: Vision after the Sermonp. 271
Mark, Motif, Materiality: The Cezanne Effect in the Twentieth Centuryp. 287
Select Bibliographyp. 323
Contributorsp. 331
List of Illustrationsp. 333
Indexp. 337
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