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American impressionism and realism : the painting of modern life, 1885-1915

Autor: H Barbara Weinberg; Doreen Bolger; David Park Curry; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Editora: New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art : Distributed by H.N. Abrams, ©1994.
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"A true historical painter ... is one who paints the life he sees about him, and so makes a record of his own epoch." This principle, voiced by the Impressionist Childe Hassam, was heeded by the artists whose contributions are the focus of this volume: the American Impressionists and the Realists of the generation that succeeded them. The authors of the book, which accompanies a major exhibition, illuminate the  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
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Formato Físico Adicional: Online version:
Weinberg, H. Barbara (Helene Barbara), 1942-
American impressionism and realism.
New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art : Distributed by H.N. Abrams, c1994
(OCoLC)629877881
Tipo de Material: Recurso Internet
Tipo de Documento: Livro, Recurso Internet
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: H Barbara Weinberg; Doreen Bolger; David Park Curry; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN: 0870997009 9780870997006 0870997017 9780870997013 0810964376 9780810964372
Número OCLC: 29796823
Notas: Exhibition catalog.
Descrição: xiii, 384 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
Conteúdos: Directors' Foreword / Philippe de Montebello, Jan Keene Muhlert --
Sponsor's Statement / Michael S. Egan, Alamo Rent A Car --
Acknowledgments / H. Barbara Weinberg, Doreen Bolger, David Park Curry --
Catalogue / H. Barbara Weinberg, Doreen Bolger, David Park Curry --
Passionate Spectators --
The Studio --
The Country --
Modern Painters in Landscape --
The Country Retreat and the Suburban Resort --
The City --
The Urban Scene --
Urban Leisure --
The Home --
The Painters: Biographies.
Responsabilidade: H. Barbara Weinberg, Doreen Bolger, David Park Curry ; with the assistance of N. Mishoe Brennecke.
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"A true historical painter ... is one who paints the life he sees about him, and so makes a record of his own epoch." This principle, voiced by the Impressionist Childe Hassam, was heeded by the artists whose contributions are the focus of this volume: the American Impressionists and the Realists of the generation that succeeded them. The authors of the book, which accompanies a major exhibition, illuminate the continuities and differences between American Impressionism and Realism, two movements that are traditionally viewed as merely opposed. They explore the roots of American Impressionism in European art, especially in the French Impressionists' engagement with the contemporary scene. Also elucidated are the evolving responses of both the American Impressionists and Realists to the changing realities of life in the United States at the turn of the century, as the nation shifted rapidly from an agrarian to an increasingly industrialized urban society. In an examination of paintings that represent the country, the city, and the home - the triad of subjects that engaged the artists - these responses are shown to reflect a tension between enthusiasm for the new and a sense of loss of the rural past. Studying a wide range of painters, including John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, John Sloan, William Glackens, and George Bellows, the authors offer new insights into the threads of nationalism, optimism, euphemism, and nostalgia that link the two movements. They demonstrate that these painters of modern life endowed their European-rooted art with a distinctly American inflection and produced a selective register of an energetic nation, revealing a complex commitment to Robert Henri's assertion that "painting is the giving of evidence." The volume brings a new approach to this area of American art history, which has tended to be more descriptive than interpretive: it offers detailed historical and social contexts for the works and movements under consideration as well as penetrating stylistic analyses. Lavish illustrations of the paintings in the exhibition, comparative works and period photographs, a biography of each of the twenty-six artists in the exhibition, a selected bibliography, and an index are included.

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