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Impressions of light :the French landscape from Corot to Monet /by George T.M. Shackelford and Fronia E. Wissman ; contributions by David P. Becker [and others].

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Shackelford, George T. M., 1955-
Wissman, Fronia E.
Publication
Boston, Mass. : MFA Publications
Date
Ã2002.
Edition
1st ed.
Description
"Impressions of Light introduces a new level of complexity into the discussion of French landscapes. Rather than considering the landscape as a steady, linear development, it takes into account the many crosscurrents and intersecting paths in French art, from the foundations of the Barbizon School through the Post-Impressionist period. In addition, it studies the landscape in a variety of media - painting, printmaking, drawing, and photography - exploring both the individual artists' perceptions and the ways in which they influenced one another." "With over eighty paintings and seventy works on paper from the Museum of Fine Arts' collections, and published to accompany a major exhibition, Impressions of Light encompasses more than one hundred years and fifty-five artists. The book includes an authoritative opening essay, detailed discussions of the works by specialists in the field, and thorough documentation for each object. It takes a broad view, yet never loses sight of the intricacy and variation that make the landscape so endlessly appealing."--Jacket.
291 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Notes
Catalog of an exhibition held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Dec. 15, 2002-April 13, 2003.
Gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-289).
ISBN
0878466460
0878466479
9780878466467
9780878466474
GUSN
320114
Call Number
CPT CPT-01-110.509
Other People and Orgs
Corot, Jean-Baptiste-Camille, 1796-1875.
Monet, Claude, 1840-1926.
Museum of Fine Arts Boston.
Descriptive terms
Impressionism (Art)
Impressionismus.
Landscape painting, French 19th century
Landscape painting, French.
Landschapschilderkunst.
Malerei.
Schilderkunst.
Material Type
Exhibitions.
Places
France
France.
Frankreich.

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