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Thomson, Richard 1953-

Works: 133 works in 259 publications in 3 languages and 9,378 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Art  Conference proceedings  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Producer, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Curator
Classifications: N6853.D33, 759.4
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Most widely held works by Richard Thomson
Seurat by Richard Thomson ( Book )
16 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Camille Pissarro : impressionism, landscape and rural labour by Richard Thomson ( Book )
6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vincent Van Gogh and the painters of the petit boulevard by Cornelia Homburg ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and German and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seurat and the Bathers by John Leighton ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Degas by Ian Dunlop ( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The private Degas by Richard Thomson ( Book )
8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The troubled republic : visual culture and social debate in France, 1889-1900 by Richard Thomson ( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and French and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Fin-de-siecle France was a period of considerable political and social unease. Governments were unstable, strikes, demonstrations and anarchist terrorism abounded and deep social differences made it difficult to sustain the sense of national identity that the Third Republic sought to foster. Yet at the same time, this decade produced a vibrant visual culture - monumental sculpture, mural decoration, avant-garde painting, posters, illustrations and photography - much of which was used to give expression France's ideological arguments. This book examines the art of this period and shows how it affected - and was affected by - four key issues in social debate."--BOOK JACKET
Van Gogh to Kandinsky : symbolist landscape in Europe 1880-1910 ( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A groundbreaking collaboration between the National Galleries of Scotland, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the Finnish National Gallery, this catalogue accompanies the first exhibition dedicated to landscapes by the Symbolists, the innovative movement whose artists took a more imaginative and emotional approach to painting and embraced themes such as music, nationalism, science and modernity. It covers a wide range of artists, from forerunners of symbolism, like Bocklin and Whistler, to Mondrian and Kandinsky, who provided the impulse for major 20th-century movements, such as surrealism and abstraction. Exhibition: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (24.2.-17.6.2012); The National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh (14.7.-14.10.2012); Ateneum Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland (16.11.2012-17.2.2013)
Degas, Sickert and Toulouse-Lautrec : London and Paris, 1870-1910 by Anna Gruetzner Robins ( Book )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Between 1870 and 1910 the burgeoning populations and hectic speed of life in London and Paris fascinated artists on both sides of the English Channel. French artists such as Edgar Degas and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec pioneered new ways of representing city life, profoundly influencing many British artists." "This publication examines the exciting and controversial exchange of pictorial and aesthetic ideas that took place as British art adapted to modernity, and explores the rich interplay between the making, exhibiting and collecting of new figurative art. The pivotal figures in this cross-cultural dialogue are Degas, hailed in Britain as a genius; Sickert, whose Degas-inspired art explored the gritty, urban side of modern life; and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, whose largest one-man show was staged in Regent Street, London. Works by these and other key artists, including Vuillard, Bonnard, Tissot, Whistler, Steer and Rothenstein, involved society portraiture and posters, scenes of the street and public entertainment, creating evocative images of the decadence and spectacle of the fin-de-siecle metropolis"--Dust jacket
Edgar Degas : Waiting by Richard Thomson ( Book )
6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edgar Degas was one of the great pioneers of modern art, and the J. Paul Getty and Norton Simon museums are fortunate to own jointly one of his finest pastels, Waiting (L'Attente), which he made sometime between 1880 and 1882, about midway in his career. In this fascinating monograph, author Richard Thomson explores this brilliant work in detail, revealing both the intricacies of its composition and the source of the emotional pull it immediately exerts upon the viewer. For Waiting is, indeed, an extraordinary object both in its craftsmanship and color and, perhaps most especially, in its aura of ambiguity and even mystery
Prints abound : Paris in the 1890s : from the collections of Virginia and Ira Jackson and the National Gallery of Art by Phillip Dennis Cate ( Book )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Impressionist drawings : from British public and private collections by Christopher Lloyd ( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theo van Gogh : 1857-1891 : art dealer, collector, and brother of Vincent by Chris Stolwijk ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Art of the actual : naturalism and style in early Third Republic France, 1880-1900 by Richard Thomson ( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The book explores the representation between the political culture of early Third Republic France and the visual arts, primarily painting. The Republic had come into being in 1870, but it was only about 1880 that its politics became coherently republican. The regime, with its rhetoric of liberty, equality and fraternity, pursued policies which were secular and anti-clerical, also emphasizing its commitment to science and technology. By this time naturalism was becoming the dominant mode in contemporary intellectual life and literature. With its understanding that art of all kinds should be drawn from the everyday world, that no subject was unworthy to be treated, and a degree of flexibility in representation, naturalism was an ideal aesthetic match for republican ideology. This consensual alliance was the dominant cultural mode in early Third Republic France, found in public decorations, Salon paintings and throughout visual culture. The book also considers how some artists, aided by the liberalization of censorship in 1881, stretched the frontiers of the descriptive and added a critical edge to their work by introducing elements of caricatural style into their work. It asks whether under an ostensibly egalitarian Republic there was genuinely art produced by and for the people, not necessarily in hock to naturalist paradigms, or whether art was essentially filtered down from the upper echelons. The various ways artists stretched naturalist expectation, particularly by engaging with scientific concepts, is also assessed"--
Framing France : the representation of landscape in France, 1870-1914 ( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Monet : the Seine and the sea, 1878-1883 by Michael Clarke ( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Toulouse-Lautrec by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec ( Book )
4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plaatwerk met korte inleiding over de Franse schilder (1864-1901)
Monet to Matisse : landscape painting in France, 1874-1914 by Richard Thomson ( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Soil and stone : impressionism, urbanism, environment ( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harold Gilman, 1876-1919 by Harold John Wilde Gilman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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English (118)
French (4)
German (2)