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The art of impressionism : painting technique & the making of modernity

Author: Anthea Callen
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is the first full-scale exploration of Impressionist techniques. Focusing on the easel-painted work of Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Cezanne, Cassatt, Morisot, Caillebotte, Sisley and Degas in the period before 1900, it places their methods and materials in a historical perspective and evaluates their origins, novelty and meanings within the visual formation of urban modernity." "Drawing on scientific studies  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthea Callen
ISBN: 0300084021 9780300084023
OCLC Number: 45438124
Description: x, 245 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 34 cm
Contents: Tradition and innovation --
The Blank canvas --
Canvas, texture, and materiality --
Grounds for oil painting --
Ground colours and the paint layer --
Light of reason, shades of meaning --
The matter of impressionism --
Making light modern --
The palette: from tonal to spectral --
'Artless" simplicity --
The colour of modernity --
Framing the debate.
Responsibility: Anthea Callen.
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An exploration of Impressionist techniques. Focusing on the easel-painted work of Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Cezanne, Cassatt, Morisot, Caillebotte, Sisley and Degas in the period before 1900, it  Read more...

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