Monet the Collector

Author: Marianne Mathieu,Dominique Lobstein

Publisher: Editions Hazan, Paris

ISBN: 9780300232622

Category: Art

Page: 312

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Claude Monet, the leading figure in the Impressionist movement, was also a great collector. He lavished great attention on his acquisitions, whether selecting works to buy or taking care of the paintings given to him by his artist friends. He was capable of spending very considerable sums to obtain major works by the likes of Renoir or Cézanne. By dint of paintstaking research worthy of a complex police investigation, Marianne Mathieu and Dominique Lobstein have recreated this long-forgotten and yet incredibly rich personal collection, which is presented in this volume.

Morozov, Shchukin

the collectors : Monet to Picasso : 120 masterpieces from the Hermitage, St. Petersburg, and the Pushkin Museum, Moscow

Author: Gosudarstvennyĭ Ėrmitazh (Russia),Museum Folkwang Essen,Gosudarstvennyĭ muzeĭ izobrazitelʹnykh iskusstv imeni A.S. Pushkina

Publisher: N.A


Category: Painting, European

Page: 441

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Nature Into Art

Author: John House

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300043619

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 9752

In this beautifully illustrated book, John House discusses the career and painting techniques of one of the greatest Impressionist painters, providing the fullest account ever written of Monet’s working practices and the ways in which they evolved. In so doing House throws much new light on issues central to the understanding of French Impressionist painting as a whole.


Author: Victoria Charles,Nathalia Brodskaïa

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 1781602182

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 331

Bei seinen Zeitgenossen vor allem als Mäzen und Sammler bekannt, nimmt Caillebotte heute seinen rechtmäßigen Platz im Pantheon der Künstler ein – als Maler, der in seinen bahnbrechenden Werken in einzigartiger Weise den Realismus mit dem Impressionismus verbindet. Bemerkenswert ist die Verbindung von fotografischen Techniken, von der Perspektive und der akkuraten Abbildung der Realität mit der poetischen Freilichtmalerei des Impressionismus. Diese Monografie eröffnet dem Leser einen neuen Blick auf diesen faszinierenden Künstler, der Kunst und Realität in einer eigenen künstlerischen Sprache verband, während er die außerordentlichen Talente seiner Zeit förderte.

Claude Monet

Water Lilies

Author: Ann Temkin,Nora Lawrence

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 9780870707742

Category: Art

Page: 50

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Claude Monet (18401926) devoted the last 25 years of his career to paintings of the Japanese-style pond and gardens of his house in Giverny, France. Two of these luminous panels Reflections of Clouds on the Water-Lily Pond, a mural-sized triptych, and Water Lilies, a single canvas are among the most well-known and beloved works in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art. These late works were for many years less appreciated than Monets classic Impressionist works, being considered unstructured, even unfinished, but with the emergence of Abstract Expressionism in the 1950s, Monet became an extraordinarily relevant predecessor. In 1955 MoMA became the first American museum to acquire one of Monets large-scale water lily compositions. In 1958, when a fire destroyed this and another water lily painting, the publics widespread expression of loss led to the acquisition of the works currently in the collection. This lively volume recounts the history of Monets water lilies at the Museum and, through interviews with contemporary artists, underscores the paintings resonance with the art and artists of the last half-century.


Author: Janice Anderson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783897363328


Page: 419

View: 4893


As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh

Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980

Author: Susan Sontag

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466802170

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

View: 5894

This, the second of three volumes of Susan Sontag's journals and notebooks, begins where the first volume left off, in the middle of the 1960s. It traces and documents Sontag's evolution from fledgling participant in the artistic and intellectual world of New York City to world-renowned critic and dominant force in the world of ideas with the publication of the groundbreaking Against Interpretation in 1966. As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh follows Sontag through the turbulent years of the 1960s—from her trip to Hanoi at the peak of the Vietnam War to her time making films in Sweden—up to 1981 and the beginning of the Reagan era. This is an invaluable record of the inner workings of one of the most inquisitive and analytical thinkers of the twentieth century at the height of her power. It is also a remarkable document of one individual's political and moral awakening.

Signac, 1863-1935

Author: Paul Signac,Marina Bocquillon-Ferretti,Grand Palais (Paris, France),Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870999982

Category: Art

Page: 340

View: 1707

This book, the catalogue of the first retrospective of the work of the French Neoimpressionist artist Paul Signac to be held in nearly forty years, accompanies the 2001 exhibition organised by the Reunion des Musees Nationaux/Musee d'Orsay, Paris, the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. This long overdue tribute to Signac's power of expression and artistic influence features some two hundred paintings, drawings, watercolours, and prints from public and private collections worldwide. Fully illustrated in colour and discussed in individual entries, these works offer an unprecedented overview of Signac's fifty-year career. Signac's artistic development began with the luminous plein air paintings he made in the early 1880s which reveal the lessons he absorbed from Monet, Guillaumin, and other leading Impressionists. From 1884 until 1891 Signac's close association with Georges Seurat encouraged his explorations of colour harmony, contrasts, and Neoimpressionist technique. In the scintillating works of his maturity the rigours of Pointillism gave way to richly patterned, decorative colour surfaces. In a series of essays the exhibition's curators disc

Cézanne to Van Gogh

The Collection of Doctor Gachet

Author: Anne Distel,Susan Alyson Stein,Grand Palais (Paris, France),Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870999036

Category: Art

Page: 314

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The fascinating story of Dr. Paul Gachet's collection of works of art by artists such as Cezanne, Van Gogh, and Monet.

Monet und die Geburt des Impressionismus

Author: Felix Krämer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791354149


Page: 296

View: 5376

Großzügig bebildert, präsentiert dieser Band einige der bekanntesten Werke der impressionistischen Malerei und liefert zugleich neue, faszinierende Einblicke in die Entstehungsgeschichte des Impressionismus. Worin lag die anfängliche Radikalität dieser Kunst? Und warum ist sie bis heute so beliebt? Der Leser erfährt, welchen Einfluss Umbrüche innerhalb der französischen Gesellschaft, technischer Fortschritt und wachsende Mobilität, der Wandel im Verhältnis von Arbeit und Freizeit, aber auch das veränderte Verhältnis von Mensch und Natur auf die Entstehung des Impressionismus hatten. Anschaulich wird die innere Entwicklung der impressionistischen Kunst dargestellt: das Aufkommen der Freilichtmalerei und die Hinwendung zum Alltäglichen und zu Licht und Farbe, die schließlich wichtiger werden als das Sujet. Werke von Malern wie Frédéric Bazille, Armand Guillaumin oder Stanislas Lépine stehen bekannten Namen wie Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas und Édouard Manet gegenüber.0Exhibition: Städel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany (11.3-21.6.2015).

The Collected Essays and Criticism, Volume 4

Modernism with a Vengeance, 1957-1969

Author: Clement Greenberg,John O'Brian

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226306247

Category: Architecture

Page: 358

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Clement Greenberg is widely recognized as the most influential and articulate champion of modernism during its American ascendency after World War II, the period largely covered by these highly acclaimed volumes of The Collected Essays and Criticism. Volume 3: Affirmations and Refusals presents Greenberg's writings from the period between 1950 and 1956, while Volume 4: Modernism with a Vengeance gathers essays and criticism of the years 1957 to 1969. The 120 works range from little-known pieces originally appearing Vogue and Harper's Bazaar to such celebrated essays as "The Plight of Our Culture" (1953), "Modernist Painting" (1960), and "Post Painterly Abstraction" (1964). Preserved in their original form, these writings allow readers to witness the development and direction of Greenberg's criticism, from his advocacy of abstract expressionism to his enthusiasm for color-field painting. With the inclusion of critical exchanges between Greenberg and F. R. Leavis, Fairfield Porter, Thomas B. Hess, Herbert Read, Max Kozloff, and Robert Goldwater, these volumes are essential sources in the ongoing debate over modern art. For each volume, John O'Brian has furnished an introduction, a selected bibliography, and a brief summary of events that places the criticism in its artistic and historical context.


Author: Dorsey Price Salerno

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440164223

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 5722

In Venice in 1939, Ben Cantarini, son of a respected Jewish art dealer, finds the preliminary drawing of Bacchus by Caravaggio, the brilliant 16th century painter. The Italian art world is turned upside down with excitement because the drawing has surfaced after 400 years and because it is the only sketch ever drawn by the great master. Ben hopes to build his future as an art dealer with this amazing find. But the start of World War II, followed by the onerous laws passed against Italian Jews, throws Ben's life into turmoil. The sketch elicits dark emotions in many who see it, jealousy, greed, and deceit, and it is stolen in Rome by a Gestapo agent. As he, his mother, and his sister are forced to flee their home and hide their Jewish identity, always just one step ahead of the Nazis, the Bacchus sketch is lost in the madness of war. Ben's romance with a Christian girl further complicates his efforts to reclaim the drawing. More than sixty years later, when a prestigious Manhattan auction house offers the drawing for sale, it falls to Ben's granddaughter to try to prove that the Bacchus sketch rightfully belongs to her family.

The Masculine Century

A Heretical History of Our Time

Author: Michael Antony

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595899463

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 540

View: 472

Now that the Twentieth Century is behind us what made it what it was? 200 million human beings killed by war, totalitarianism, and extermination programs What made the twentieth century the most murderous age in human history, as well as the age that made the greatest advances ever in science and technology, while art and serious music declined into abstraction, non-communication, and grotesque hoaxes-blank canvases, old urinals, cans of excrement, and concertos consisting of four minutes of silence? This book argues that the century was marked by an over-masculinization of the Western mind, leading to autism and psychopathic aggression, and the eclipse of the feminine, expressive, emotional, empathetic side of human nature. Hence the unprecedented culture of total war and genocide, and the totalitarian projects to raze the human past and start again-which Modernism carried out in the arts. Hence also the masculinization of sexual behavior (as romance gave way to pornography, and marriage to promiscuity), the adoption by women of a male work role, the decline of motherhood and family, and the collapse of Western birthrates. This is all traced back to the rise of two aggressive, ultra-masculine ideologies in the nineteenth century, Darwinism and Marxism (which gave birth to Fascism and Feminism.) These ideologies put violence, conflict and aggression at the heart of life, and changed human mentalities. This book examines these developments through the literature and art of the past hundred and fifty years, and discusses their implications for the future of Western Civilization.