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Masters of color and light :Homer, Sargent, and the American watercolor movement /Linda S. Ferber and Barbara Dayer Gallati.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Brooklyn Museum of Art.
Ferber, Linda S.
Gallati, Barbara Dayer.
Publication
Washington : Brooklyn Museum of Art in Association with Smithsonian Institution Press
Date
c1998.
Description
Highlighting 150 paintings that span nearly two centuries, this richly illustrated volume documents the origin and development of one of the nation's finest collections by investigating for the first time aspects of American watercolor's patronage and critical reception.
In the 1870s and 1880s, artists' societies promoted watercolors as attractive, decorative, inexpensive alternatives to oils, successfully elevating them to the mainstream of American art. Based in New York City, this American watercolor movement paved the way for larger, more seriously received exhibition watercolors, and for a broad turn-of-the-century effort by public institutions - among them the Brooklyn Museum of Art - to acquire American works in the medium.
Less often displayed than oils because of their sensitivity to light, watercolors nevertheless have enjoyed a lively, complex history. Illuminating well-known works as well as many that have never before been reproduced, Masters of Color and Light showcases an array of paintings that range far beyond watercolor's early reputation as the "lighter and daintier" medium.
xiii, 223 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Notes
Gift of Carl R. Nold (from Cathryn Anders), September 8, 2005.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN
1560985720 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781560985723 (cloth : alk. paper)
GUSN
245648
Call Number
Stacks ND1807.F47 1998
Other People and Orgs
Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Homer, Winslow, 1836-1910
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925
Descriptive terms
Watercolor painting
Watercolor painting, American 19th century
Material Type
Exhibitions.
Places
New York (State) New York

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