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In the light of Italy : Corot and early open-air painting

Author: Philip ConisbeeSarah FaunceJeremy StrickNational Gallery of Art (U.S.)Brooklyn Museum.All authors
Publisher: Washington : National Gallery of Art ; New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1996.
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Prominent art historians Philip Conisbee, Sarah Faunce, Jeremy Strick, Peter Galassi, and Vincent Pomarede discuss the cultural, theoretical, and art historical background of this school of outdoor painting. They examine the early history of open-air painting, its theory and practice, the sites of Rome and southern Italy that were painted, and the delicate balance that existed among realism, memory and imagination.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibitions
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Named Person: Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot; Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot; Ernst Fries; Pierre-Henri de Valenciennes; Richard Wilson; Friedrich Nerly, the Elder.; Johann Georg von Dillis; Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg; Alexandre-Hyacinthe Dunouy
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Conisbee; Sarah Faunce; Jeremy Strick; National Gallery of Art (U.S.); Brooklyn Museum.; St. Louis Art Museum.
ISBN: 0300067941 9780300067941 0894682245 9780894682247
OCLC Number: 33666227
Notes: Exhibitions: National Gallery of Art, Washington, May 26-Sept. 2, 1996; Brooklyn Museum, Oct. 11, 1996-Jan. 12, 1997; Saint Louis Art Museum, Feb. 21-May 18, 1997.
Description: 288 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 31 cm
Contents: A tribute to J.A. Gere / Peter Galassi --
The early history of open-air painting / Philip Conisbee --
Rome and its environs: painters, travelers, and sites / Sarah Faunce --
Nature studied and nature remembered: the oil sketch in the theory of Pierre-Henri de Valenciennes / Jeremy Strick --
Realism and recollection / Vincent Pomarède.
Responsibility: Philip Conisbee, Sarah Faunce, Jeremy Strick ; with Peter Galassi, guest curator.

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Prominent art historians Philip Conisbee, Sarah Faunce, Jeremy Strick, Peter Galassi, and Vincent Pomarede discuss the cultural, theoretical, and art historical background of this school of outdoor painting. They examine the early history of open-air painting, its theory and practice, the sites of Rome and southern Italy that were painted, and the delicate balance that existed among realism, memory and imagination. A rich selection of representative paintings is discussed and reproduced. The book is the catalogue for an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Saint Louis Art Museum.

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