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Gustave Moreau : between epic and dream

Author: Genevi�eve Lacambre ; with contributions by Larry J. Feinberg, Marie-Laure de Contenson, and Douglas W. Druick.Gustave MoreauGeneviève LacambreLarry J FeinbergMarie-Laure de ContensonAll authors
Publisher: Paris : Réunion des musées nationaux ; Chicago : Art Institute of Chicago, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : French : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Gustave Moreau (1826-1898) was one of the most influential and idiosyncratic painters of the nineteenth century. He developed a reputation as an artistic hermit, committed to a highly personal vision of painting that combined myth, mysticism, history, and a fascination with the bizarre and exotic. Yet Moreau was also a prominent public figure in the Paris art world, winning praise for exhibits at the Salon,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogues
Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Named Person: Gustave Moreau; Gustave Moreau; Gustave Moreau
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Genevi�eve Lacambre ; with contributions by Larry J. Feinberg, Marie-Laure de Contenson, and Douglas W. Druick. ; Gustave Moreau; Geneviève Lacambre; Larry J Feinberg; Marie-Laure de Contenson; Douglas W Druick; Réunion des musées nationaux (France); Galeries nationales du Grand Palais (France); Art Institute of Chicago.; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN: 0865591687 9780865591684 0691007349 9780691007342 2711835774 9782711835775
OCLC Number: 41886273
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: "Hardcover edition published in 1999 in association with Princeton University Press"--Title page verso.
Catalog of an exhibition organized by the Art Institute of Chicago, the Réunion des musées nationaux, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and held at the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, Sept. 29, 1998-Jan. 4, 1999; the Art Institute of Chicago, Feb. 13-Apr. 25, 1999; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, June 1-Aug. 22, 1999.
French texts translated by John Goodman.
Description: 308 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 31 cm
Contents: Introduction / Geneviève Lacambre --
Gustave Moreau and the Italian Renaissance / Larry J. Feinberg --
Gustave Moreau and exoticism / Geneviève Lacambre --
The Middle Ages as reinvented by Gustave Moreau / Marie-Laure de Contenson --
Gustave Moreau and the symbolist ideal / Douglas W. Druick --
Catalogue.
Other Titles: Gustave Moreau.
Between epic and dream
Responsibility: Geneviève Lacambre ; with contributions by Larry J. Feinberg, Marie-Laure de Contenson, and Douglas W. Druick.
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This volume reproduces and describes in detail more than 200 of 19th-century artist Gustave Moreau's works, ranging from such well-known paintings as "Orpheus" and "The Apparition" to lesser know but  Read more...

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The book is admirable, and magnificently produced. The colour plates are first-class... -- Bevis Hillier The Spectator The French painter Gustave Moreau was a visionary who resisted getting swept up Read more...

 
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