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 and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-320114

Description

291 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm, "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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Landscape painting, French 19th century
Impressionism (Art)
Landscape painting, French.
Schilderkunst.
Landschapschilderkunst.
Impressionismus.
Malerei.

Originator

Shackelford, George T. M., 1955-
Wissman, Fronia E.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Publication

Boston, Mass. : MFA Publications

Description

291 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
"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.

Notes

Catalog of an exhibition held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Dec. 15, 2002-April 13, 2003.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-289).
Gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica

ISBN

0878466460
9780878466467
0878466479
9780878466474

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.

Material Type

Exhibitions.

Places

France
France.
Frankreich.

Edition

1st ed.