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The joy of life : the idyllic in French art, circa 1900

Author: Margaret Werth
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, copyr. 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

Investigates the significance of the idyllic in French painting from the early 1890s to WW I, considering a series of pastoral, mythic, and utopian landscapes. Integrating art history and visual  Read more...


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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Werth
ISBN: 0520221826 9780520221826
OCLC Number: 878550494
Notes: Bibliografia: p. 303-317.
Description: XVIII, 330 p., [12] p. di tav. : ill. ; 27 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction: Modern Idyll 1. Idyll of the Living Dead: Puvis de Chavannes 2. "The Golden Age Is Not in the Past, It Is in the Future" 3. Le Bonheur de vivre Epilogue Notes Selected Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Margaret Werth.


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"A superb study of the idyllic in fin-de-siecle and prewar French art and culture, vividly conveying the complex and unstable fabric of artistic and social values evident in three images, by Puvis de Read more...

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