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Renoir and Algeria

Author: Roger Benjamin; David Prochaska; Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press ; Williamstown, Mass. : Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, ©2003.
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Renoir made two journeys to Algeria, in 1881 & 1882. He was the only Impressionist to paint Orientalist themes, but this aspect of his work has been little studied. This book places Renoir in the unfamiliar context of the French Orientalist tradition.
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Genre/Form: Exhibitions
In art Exhibitions
Named Person: Auguste Renoir; Auguste Renoir; Auguste Renoir
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Benjamin; David Prochaska; Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute.
ISBN: 0300097859 9780300097856 0931102510 9780931102516
OCLC Number: 50503234
Notes: Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass., Feb. 16-May 11, 2003.
Description: xi, 163 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 32 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the Impressionist as Orientalist --
Odalisques and homages : Renoir's studio Orientalism, 1870-75 --
Renoir in Algiers : the landscape paintings --
From the studio to the street : Renoir's Algiers figure paintings --
Afterimages : Algerian echoes in Renoir's late work --
The other Algeria : beyond Renoir's Algiers / David Prochaska --
Appendix : Renoir's letters concerning Algeria.
Responsibility: Roger Benjamin, with an essay by David Prochaska.

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Renoir made two journeys to Algeria, in 1881 & 1882. He was the only Impressionist to paint Orientalist themes, but this aspect of his work has been little studied. This book places Renoir in the unfamiliar context of the French Orientalist tradition.

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