The Movement That Transformed Western Art
A comprehensive, accessible, and richly illustrated guide to
impressionism&mdash;the perennially popular artistic movement that
led to the radical renewal of Western art.
Emblematic masterpieces are examined with a focus on each
detail, allowing a deeper understanding and appreciation of the
artworks. Biographies of all the major artists of the movement
provide insight about their life and significant works, and period
photographs illustrate this incredibly rich and exciting time in art
history. Organized thematically, the guide includes chapters on
photography, fashion, female impressionists, exhibitions, galleries
and dealers, writers, the movement&rsquo;s influence on later
artists, and recurrent impressionist themes including leisure
activities, the garden, the city, and industry. Replete with
illustrations and numerous firsthand accounts and quotations, this
book recounts a story of emancipation.