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Thomson, Belinda

Works: 104 works in 343 publications in 8 languages and 8,617 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Exhibition catalogs  Records and correspondence  Catalogs  History 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Collector, Narrator, Author of introduction, zxx, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: ND653.G7, 759.9492
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Belinda Thomson
Impressionism : origins, practice, reception by Belinda Thomson( Book )

34 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The enormous popularity of Impressionist painting today belies what the group of painters dubbed Impressionists stood for. During the 1870s and 1880s, a loose group of French artists, including Pissarro, Monet and Renoir, adopted a style of painting and subject matter that challenged the canonical art promoted by the French Academy and the Salons. The revolutionary nature of Impressionism emerged from anarchism and political radicalism, from a belief in science and individualism, creating a view of art true to modern life and to immediate visual perception. In the light of recently discovered documents -- critical reviews and letters between artists, writers and dealers -- Belinda Thompson illuminates the thinking and personal lives of the artists themselves, examining the factors and experiences that allowed Impressionism to develop when it did. She investigates the family background of the Impressionists, the importance of the art market and collecting, and the influence of the critical reception to their exhibitions. Her highly accessible and thoughtful account brings together the latest research on this fascinating and complex development in art
Gauguin by Belinda Thomson( Book )

25 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of the nineteenth century French artist, looks at his most important paintings, drawings, and sculpture, and discusses influences on his work
Gauguin : maker of myth by Paul Gauguin( Book )

18 editions published in 2010 in English and French and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features a compilation of the French painter's work, along with commentaries about important themes, his life, and the use of storytelling in his work
Gauguin by himself by Paul Gauguin( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following established precedent, Gauguin by himself is concerned to present as comprehensive a picture of the life and work of its subject as possible, by means of the artist's paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculpture and prints on the one hand, and his written words on the other. Paul Gauguin, like Vincent van Gogh, was unusual among his contemporaries in the importance he attached to the activity of writing. As well as being a lively correspondent, at certain moments in his career he found the written word a more biddable medium for self-expression than paint and canvas. Gauguin's art and writing combined provide an extraordinary charting of his progress as he learned to master his craft and ventured forth around the colonial globe in pursuit of an elusive dream. Although compilations have been devoted to Gauguin as a writer, this is the first publication to attempt a complementary presentation of the two activities. A complete edition of Gauguin's correspondence is in the process of being published and a number of facsimiles of his various self-contained 'books' such as his Cahier pour Aline or Noa Noa exist, but a comprehensive collection of his other writings and journalism has yet to appear. The current selection has been made with a view to providing insights into Gauguin's character and thought, as well as a concise and self-explanatory counterpoint to his artistic development; it does not pretend to be exhaustive. It draws most heavily on Gauguin's correspondence with family and friends. His writings on more general topics, most of which came at the end of his life when he was too ill to paint, are introduced in so far as seemed appropriate to elucidate the decisions he had made in life and art and his attitudes to the role of the artist in contemporary society
Post-impressionism by Belinda Thomson( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hard on the heels of the Impressionists came artists with a different agenda. Dissatisfied with the essentially short-term effects Impressionism had mastered, they strove in their different ways for an art of a more permanent, structured and expressive kind. By refining and codifying, or dismantling and reassembling the procedures of impressionism, artists such as Seurat, Cezanne, Gauguin and van Gogh and their associates rewrote the rules for representational painting at the turn of the twentieth century. The arbitrary colour, exaggerated forms and abstraction of their works marked a new distance between artist and nature and prepared the public for the freedoms of the next generation of innovators
The post-impressionists by Belinda Thomson( Book )

25 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kendte og mindre kendte post-impressionister bliver gennemgået via tekst og illustrationer. Perioden dækker 1880'erne og 1890'erne med hovedvægten på de franske malere
Vuillard by Belinda Thomson( Book )

23 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vuillard's portraits ... as well as his commissioned murals and decorative screens, and his book and magazine illustrations ... [as well as] Vuillard's work as a set designer and ... as a landscape painter and interior decorator ... With 141 illustrations, including 76 in full color"--Cover
Paul Gauguin : the breakthrough into modernity by Heather Lemonedes( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a catalog of an exhibition of the works shown by Gauguin during the1889 World's Fair in Paris
Vincent Van Gogh : portrait of an artist by Jan Greenberg( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vincent van Gogh₆one of the 19th century's most brilliant artists will forever be remembered as the Dutchman who cut off his ear. But this incident only underscores the passion that consumed him a passion that, when he took up painting at age 27, infused his work. Whether painting a portrait, a landscape, or a still life, Van Gogh sought to capture the vibrant spirit of his subject. It didn't matter that others found his work too unconventional. Van Gogh persevered. And as he moved from the cold climate of Holland to balmy southern France, he pioneered a new technique and style. In a career spanning only a decade, Van Gogh painted many great works, yet fame eluded him. This lack of recognition increased his self-doubts and bitter disappointments. Today, however, Van Gogh stands as a giant among artists. Grade 5 and up
Van Gogh paintings : the masterpieces by Belinda Thomson( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A work dedicated to 100 of Van Gogh's most beautiful and unforgettable canvases, as well as a selection of lesser-known works. Showcases signature works from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in a context of the master artist's career, offering additional insight into his lively engagement with the artistic peers and ideas of his time as documented in his personal letters to family and friends
Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne : Paris 1880-1910 by Phillip Dennis Cate( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying a major traveling exhibition, this catalogue celebrates the groundbreaking avant-garde artists whose works embody the spirit and decadence of fin de siècle and Belle Époque Paris. Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne is a celebration of the work of a generation of avant-garde artists at the turn of the nineteenth century in Paris who fought for artistic liberation against the strict codes of the Academy. Like the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists who preceded them, the Nabis, Incohérents, Symbolists, and Naturalists sought to reinterpret a rapidly changing society that was no longer easily definable. Artists such as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Édouard Vuillard, Pierre Bonnard, Mary Cassatt, and Félix Vallotton, among others, render with naturalism and vivacity modern Parisian life and its café-concerts, cabarets, and brothels; street scenes and landscapes; and intimate domestic interiors. Exhibition: Travelling exhibition in the US
Gauguin's vision by Belinda Thomson( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book deals chiefly with Gauguin's "Jacob wrestling with the angel."
Visions : Gauguin and his time( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the third volume of the Van Gogh Studies the painting by Gauguin "Visions of the Sermon" (Edinburgh, National Gallery of Scotland) plays a central role. With four essays on the reception of this iconic work and the different symbolic interpretations. Further essays are concerned with the series of portraits Gauguin made of Jacob Meijer. The Musée Rodin and the Thorvaldsen Museum are the subject of an essay on the Nineteenth Century notion of the artist as an individual. An essay on the "nouvelle psychologie" as the vision of the unconsciousness and its representations of it in the Third Republic. This volume closes with an essay on the remarakble diversity of illustrations and caricatures in Ninetheenth Century books
Vuillard : a national touring exhibition from the South Bank Centre by Édouard Vuillard( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Van Gogh schilder : de meesterwerken by Belinda Thomson( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in Dutch and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un fauve chez Bonnard : Manguin, l'exaltation de la couleur by Henri Manguin( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les peintures magistrales de Van Gogh by Belinda Thomson( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Célèbre dans le monde entier, Vincent van Gogh continue d'exercer une fascination irrépressible. Cet ouvrage, qui explore les tableaux de l'artiste, se veut le pendant du volume Van Gogh. Dessins et aquarelles de Sjraar van Heugten (2005), qui a été salué par le public et la critique. Il propose au lecteur une sélection des toiles incontournables de l'artiste ainsi que quelques pièces moins connues, provenant pour la plupart des collections du Van Gogh Museum d'Amsterdam. Les œuvres sont replacées dans le contexte de la brève mais brillante carrière de Van Gogh, que de fréquentes périodes d'isolement n'ont pas empêché de prendre une part active dans la vie artistique et intellectuelle de son temps. Le pinceau de Van Gogh est guidé par une intelligence remarquable, insatiable et curieuse de tout, qui trouve également à s'épancher dans un flux continu de lettres à sa famille et à ses amis. L'une des ressources archivistiques les plus importantes du XIXe siècle, la correspondance de l'artiste, constitue d'ailleurs le fil rouge de cette étude. L'auteur considère Van Gogh comme une figure cosmopolite, ayant réussi à combiner dans son art les expériences et traditions captées dans sa Hollande natale, en Angleterre et en Belgique, assimilant ensuite, tout en marquant de son empreinte, la pratique de la peinture en France, qui connaît alors l'une de ses périodes les plus passionnantes
Paul Gauguin vers la modernité : [exposition] The Cleveland Museum of Art, [4 oct. 2009 - 18 jan. 2010,] Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum, [19 fév. - 6 juin 2010] by Heather Lemonedes( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Réalisée en 1889 par Gauguin, la Suite Volpini comprend dix zincographies, réalisation d'estampes à partir de plaques de zinc, précédées d'un frontispice. L'ouvrage présente la première étude approfondie de ces estampes, et livre une analyse globale sur ce moment charnière de la naissance de l'art moderne. Publié à l'occasion d'une exposition présentée à Cleveland et Amsterdam en 2009-2010
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Alternative Names
Thomson, Belinda Jane 1953-

Twmswn, Beliyndah.

English (172)

French (19)

Italian (8)

German (6)

Dutch (6)

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Spanish (2)

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