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The art of the pastel

Author: Thea Burns; Philippe Saunier
Publisher: New York : Abbeville Press Publishers, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"An illustrated, comprehensive survey of the fine art of pastel"--

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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thea Burns; Philippe Saunier
ISBN: 9780789212405 0789212404
OCLC Number: 907061222
Description: 384 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Origins of the Golden Age: The Invention of an Art, Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries / Thea Burns --
A Fashion for Independent Chalk Drawing in Italy and France --
The Early Market for Painting in Pastel and Its Place in the Académie Royale --
Rosalba Carriera and 'The Game of Appearances' --
Maurice Quentin de la Tour and the Triumph of Pastel Painting --
The Golden Age of Pastel Painting: France at Midcentury --
The Turkish Painter: Jean-Etienne Liotard of Geneva (1702-1789) --
Women Pastel Painters of Late Eighteenth-Century France --
British Pastel Artists in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries --
John Russell, 'Prince of Pastelists' --
Pastel in the British Periphery: Ireland, Scotland, and America --
An Audacious Era: The Nineteenth Century / Philippe Saunier --
A Lengthy Exile --
The Past Rediscovered --
The Quest for Legitimacy --
Outside the Walls: Pastel Landscapes --
The Revelation of Jean-François Millet --
The Impressionist Pastel --
Manet and the Parisian Women of His Time --
Degas and Cassatt: Advocates of Truth --
The Nuances of Whistler --
The Last Word in Elegance --
International Renewal --
The Exaltation of Color --
The Symbolist Pastel --
Odilon Redon and the Reinvention of Pastel.
Other Titles: Art du pastel.
Responsibility: Thea Burns, Philippe Saunier.


The only comprehensive history of pastel art, beautifully illustrated with works both celebrated and little known artists.  Read more...


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"...this work is essential for anyone interested in the history and beauty of pastels." -- Library Journal

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