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The Impressionist
  • Author : Hari Kunzru
  • Publisher : Penguin Books India
  • Pages : 508
  • ISBN : 0143029762
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : East Indians
  • An Epic Story Of A Boy S Search For Identity In A World Which Seems To Have No Place For Him. At The Turn Of The Century In A Remote Corner Of India, An English Civil Servant And A Reluctant Hindu Bride Cross Paths During A Cataclysmic Rainstorm. Nine Months Later A Boy Is Born& Pran Nath S Startling Whiteness Is Regarded As A Sign Of Nobility Till His True Parentage Is Revealed. Ejected From His Father S House, He Begins A Haphazard Journey Through The Bizarre Dark Side Of The British Empire. As He Travels Across The World, From Bombay To London, From A Mouldering Norfolk Public School To Oxford And Paris, Everyone Sees Him With A Different Eye. The Impressionist Is A Comic Saga About History, Identity And Home. It Is The Epochal Debut Of An Exceptional Writer.

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    The Impressionist
  • Author : Hari Kunzru
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9781101656136
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the author of White Tears, this bestselling, award-winning novel of a young man’s journey explores what it means to be Indian or English, black or white, and every degree that lies between. Pran Nath Razdan, the boy who will become the Impressionist, was passed off by his Indian mother as the child of her husband, a wealthy man of a high caste. Pran lived a life of luxury just downriver from the Taj Mahal, but at fifteen, the news of Pran’s true parentage is revealed to his father and he is tossed out into the street—a pariah and an outcast. Thus begins an extraordinary, near mythical journey of a young man who must reinvent himself to survive—not once, but many times. From Victorian India to Edwardian London, from an expatriate community of black Americans in Paris to a hopeless expedition to study a lost tribe of Africa, Hari Kunzru’s unforgettable debut novel dazzles with its artistry and wit while it challenges with its insights into the self, nationality, race, and beyond.

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    The Impressionist
  • Author : Hari Kunzru
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9780141910253
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Fiction
  • An adventure brimming with colour, energy and humour -- the acclaimed debut novel from the author of White Tears This is the extraordinary story of a child conceived in a wild monsoon night, a boy destined to be an outsider, a man with many names and no name. Born into luxury but disinherited and cast out onto the streets of Agra, Pran Nath must become a chameleon. Chasing his fortune, he will travel from the red light district of Bombay to the green lawns of England to the unmapped African wilderness. He will play many different roles -- a young prize in a brothel, the adopted son of Scottish missionaries, the impeccably educated young Englishman headed for Oxford -- in order to find the role that will finally fit. Daring and riotously inventive, The Impressionist is an odyssey of self-discovery: a tale of the many lives one man can live and of the universal search for true identity.

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    The Impressionists
  • Author : William Gaunt
  • Publisher : Crescent
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : 0517177110
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  • Genre : Art
  • An introduction to the art of the Impressionists, which includes an overview of the movement and reproductions of the work of Cezanne, Gauguin, Renoir and others with explanatory commentary for each work of art and biographies of each of the artists. A lively text that introduces the work of the Impressionists. Drawn together by a common desire to bring a new kind of realism to painting, these artists employed a revolutionary treatment of color and light, creating a breadth of expression, mood and atmosphere. This book offers a comprehensive overview of the entire Impressionist movement.

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    The Names Upon the Harp
  • Author : Marie Heaney
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN : 0590680528
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Retells stories of the heroes and villains of Irish mythology, including Cuchulainn, Finn Mac Cumhaill, and Oisin.

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    Painting the Impressionist Landscape
  • Author : Lois Griffel
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0823095193
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  • Genre : Art
  • Portrait Painting Atelier provides serious artists with a course of instruction that demonstrates in step-by-step detail the old masters' technique of layering paint over a toned-ground surface, a process that builds from the transparent dark areas to the more densely painted lights. In this method, the tone of the ground serves to unify the overall painting as well as optically influencing the thinly applied layers of pigment, creating the effect of a beautiful glow that illuminates the skin tones and achieves a soft blending of colour tones.

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    The Impressionist Murders
  • Author : William Sargent
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1475956649
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Two Arab men are found murdered near downtown Houston, Texas, and detectives Ross Clayton and Leona Stillwell are sent to investigate. These arent ordinary murders, howeverthe bodies are arranged to mirror a famous Impressionist painting, and the exactitude of the killing gives Clayton cause to be concerned. He suspects this killer isnt finished. His suspicions turn out to be correct as more men end up dead and similarly arranged. Every victim is of Arab descent, and its hard to deny the killer must have both some kind of racial vendetta and a love for Impressionist art. Clayton and his partner have no choice but to seek out an expertLund Corbel from the Houston Fine Arts Museum. He sets them on the right path, but their path gets crowded as the serial killer continues the spree. Clayton has solved plenty of strange crimes before, but hes beginning to feel out of his depth, especially following the death of a fellow cop in pursuit of another investigation involving drugs, prostitution, and murder. Soon, two investigations collide, and the end wont be as pretty as a painting.

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    The Impressionist and the City
  • Author : Richard R. Brettell,Camille Pissarro,Joachim Pissarro
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9780300053500
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  • Genre : Art
  • "Examines the problematic serial nature of ... [Pissarro's] urban works"--Foreword.

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    The Impressionists' Table
  • Author : Alexandra Leaf
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN : 0847818373
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  • Genre : Cooking
  • "A cookbook for the modern gourmet and a stunning book on the art and gastronomy of nineteenth-century France, The Impressionists' Table evokes the French tradition of dining through the Impressionists' paintings of picnics, cafes, and restaurants, as well as vivid, richly textured still lifes of food." "The book features fifteen complete menus with eight recipes each, along with wine suggestions for each menu. The recipes included here are all drawn from sources that date from the Impressionist era; the majority are culled from cookbooks in popular use at the time. Some, however, are the creations of the Impressionist painters themselves - namely, Claude Monet and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, who were avid cooks. All of the recipes are modern-day adaptations of nineteenth-century favorites with enduring gourmet appeal."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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    Paint with the Impressionists
  • Author : Jonathan Stephenson
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0500295050
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  • Genre : Impressionism (Art)
  • In this innovative approach to Impressionism and its methods, Jonathan Stephenson's instruction enables amateurs the world over to paint like the Impressionists. Vibrantly illustrated in colour throughout, both with well-known works of art and step-by-step examples, the book shows how the masters achieved their diverse effects and how their ideas and styles can be adapted to today's tastes. Sections on the artists provide fascinating insights into individual techniques: learn how Monet produced his oil colour sketches, or how Sisley created his atmospheric landscapes. With an introduction providing the historical background to Impressionism, and a comprehensive section on artists' materials, this is a highly practical book that will appeal both to beginners and more experienced artists, as well as to the many thousands of of people inspired by the brilliance and beauty of Impressionist painting.

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    How to Paint Like the Impressionists
  • Author : Susie Hodge
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN : 9780060747916
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Art
  • Impressionism has captured the imagination of people the world over since its first exhibition in Paris in 1874. People have long sought to understand how and why the Impressionists created their paintings and how their techniques might be replicated. Susie Hodge reveals the answers to these questions by assessing the techniques and styles of the great masters of Impressionism and showing how artists today can use their methods. An informative introduction explains how the Impressionist movement came about, explores its historical context, and defines the style and inspiration of the artists involved. The heart of the book, however, focuses on eight major Impressionist painters -- Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Cassatt, Degas, Cezanne, Seurat and Van Gogh -- revealing how they worked and analyzing their well-known paintings. Each case includes step-by-step demonstrations that show the reader exactly how to re-create Impressionist painting details in appropriate style.

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    Growing Up with the Impressionists
  • Author : Julie Manet
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN : 9781786721921
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Julie Manet, the niece of Edouard Manet and the daughter of the most famous female Impressionist artist, Berthe Morisot, was born in Paris on 14 November 1878 into a wealthy and cultured milieu at the height of the Impressionist era. Many young girls still confide their inner thoughts to diaries and it is hardly surprising that, with her mother giving all her encouragement, Julie would prove to be no exception to the rule. At the age of ten, Julie began writing her `memoirs' but it wasn't until August 1893, at fourteen, that Julie began her diary in earnest: no neat leather-bound volume with lock and key but just untidy notes scribbled in old exercise books, often in pencil, the presentation as spontaneous as its contents. Her extraordinary diary - newly translated here by an expert on Impressionism - reveals a vivid depiction of a vital period in France's cultural history seen through the youthful and precocious eyes of the youngest member of what was surely the most prominent artistic family of the time.

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    The Ultimate Trophy
  • Author : Philip Hook
  • Publisher : Prestel Verlag
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN : 9783641089559
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  • Genre : Art
  • In 1892 Degas' painting In the Café was sold for a mere 180 guineas at auction, with the public hissing as the hammer fell. Less than a century later another Impressionist work, Renoir's Moulin de la Galette, sold at Sotheby's for $78 million, accompanied by enthusiastic applause. In this history-cum-memoir Philip Hook, Senior Director of Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern Art department, examines the public's change of heart toward Impressionism. Starting with its shocking novelty and confounding style, he traces the impact of the Impressionist painting as it spread to Germany, America, and Great Britain, polarizing modernists and conservatives. Equally fascinating is the story of Impressionism's change in status. More than exceptionally pretty pictures, Impressionist works have become a currency in their own right, being bought and sold like blue-chip stock - coveted as much for their monetary worth as for their intrinsic beauty. Drawn from Hook's own experiences with art collectors and dealers, this fascinating chapter in art history is narrated through the lens of today's art market.

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    Painted Love
  • Author : Hollis Clayson
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780892367290
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Art
  • In this engrossing book, Hollis Clayson provides the first description and analysis of French artistic interest in women prostitutes, examining how the subject was treated in the art of the 1870s and 1880s by such avant-garde painters as Cézanne, Degas, Manet, and Renoir, as well as by the academic and low-brow painters who were their contemporaries. Clayson not only illuminates the imagery of prostitution-with its contradictory connotations of disgust and fascination-but also tackles the issues and problems relevant to women and men in a patriarchal society. She discusses the conspicuous sexual commerce during this era and the resulting public panic about the deterioration of social life and civilized mores. She describes the system that evolved out of regulating prostitutes and the subsequent rise of clandestine prostitutes who escaped police regulation and who were condemned both for blurring social boundaries and for spreading sexual licentiousness among their moral and social superiors. Clayson argues that the subject of covert prostitution was especially attractive to vanguard painters because it exemplified the commercialization and the ambiguity of modern life.

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    The Private Lives of the Impressionists
  • Author : Sue Roe
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780061978968
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • New York Times Bestseller “Anyone who has ever lost themselves in Monet’s color-saturated gardens or swooned over Degas’s dancers will enjoy this revealing group portrait of the artists who founded the Impressionist movement. . . . For the armchair dilettante, as well as the art-history student, this is lively, required reading.” — People The first book to offer an intimate and lively biography of the world’s most popular group of artists, including Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Cézanne, Renoir, Degas, Sisley, Berthe Morisot, and Mary Cassatt. Though they were often ridiculed or ignored by their contemporaries, today astonishing sums are paid for their paintings. Their dazzling works are familiar to even the most casual art lovers—but how well does the world know the Impressionists as people? Sue Roe's colorful, lively, poignant, and superbly researched biography, The Private Lives of the Impressionists, follows an extraordinary group of artists into their Paris studios, down the rural lanes of Montmartre, and into the rowdy riverside bars of a city undergoing monumental change. Vivid and unforgettable, it casts a brilliant, revealing light on this unparalleled society of genius colleagues who lived and worked together for twenty years and transformed the art world forever with their breathtaking depictions of ordinary life.

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    The Impressionists Handbook
  • Author : Robert Katz,Dars Celestine
  • Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1586637525
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  • Genre : Art
  • The two authors, who are both knowledgable writers with extensive background in the study of art and art history, write engagingly about the history of impressionism and the life and works of Pissarro, Manet, Degas, Monet, Renoir, and Sisley. At 7x8.5", the book is compact, but the format is large enough to accommodate decent reproductions of many of the paintings under consideration. This is a thoughtfully prepared, well written treatment of the subject, with none of the ponderousness that "handbook" might imply. It was originally published in 1991 by Bookmart Ltd., UK. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

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    The Impressionist Garden
  • Author : Derek Fell
  • Publisher : Frances Lincoln
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0711211485
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  • Genre : Gardening
  • This book explores the links between the paintings and gardens of the Impressionists and their influence on gardens today, using 20 black and white archive photographs and the paintings of Monet, Renoir and Pissarro. Twenty colour planting plans show how to adapt their ideas for gardens.

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    The Impressionist Murders
  • Author : William Sargent
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781475956627
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Two Arab men are found murdered near downtown Houston, Texas, and detectives Ross Clayton and Leona Stillwell are sent to investigate. These aren’t ordinary murders, however—the bodies are arranged to mirror a famous Impressionist painting, and the exactitude of the killing gives Clayton cause to be concerned. He suspects this killer isn’t finished. His suspicions turn out to be correct as more men end up dead and similarly arranged. Every victim is of Arab descent, and it’s hard to deny the killer must have both some kind of racial vendetta and a love for Impressionist art. Clayton and his partner have no choice but to seek out an expert—Lund Corbel from the Houston Fine Arts Museum. He sets them on the right path, but their path gets crowded as the serial killer continues the spree. Clayton has solved plenty of strange crimes before, but he’s beginning to feel out of his depth, especially following the death of a fellow cop in pursuit of another investigation involving drugs, prostitution, and murder. Soon, two investigations collide, and the end won’t be as pretty as a painting.

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    Pissarro
  • Author : Katherine Rothkopf,Camille Pissarro,Baltimore Museum of Art
  • Publisher : Philip Wilson Publishers, Limited
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : UOM:39015077600461
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  • Genre : Impressionism (Art)
  • Provides information on Camille Pissarro's transformation from Barbizon-style landscape painter to one of the leaders of the Impressionist movement. This book examines the revolutionary landscape paintings Pissarro created between 1864 and 1874. It includes essays on the development of his painting style and on the influence of place in his work.

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    The Impressionists
  • Author : Robert Katz,Celestine Dars
  • Publisher : Lorenz Books
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0754831345
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  • Genre : Art
  • No group of artists or period of art history has inspired as much fascination and admiration as the Impressionist school. This book tells the story of the revolutionary Impressionist painters and the dramatic times that shaped their vision. It examines the artistic trends from the early part of the 19th century to the shocking debut of Manet's Luncheon on the Grass, and examines the most important individuals in the history of Impressionism, including Pissarro, Manet, Degas, Monet, Renoir and Sisley. The expert analysis is augmented by over 350 illustrations, including the immediately recognizable images as well as rare paintings seldom seen in print

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    Techniques of the Impressionists
  • Author : Anthea Callen
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1877082481
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  • Genre : Art
  • Including over 200 specially commissioned photographs, this guide to Impressionist art reveals the techniques used by some of the greatest artists in order to create their works.

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    Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay
  • Author : Paul Perrin,Marine Kisiel
  • Publisher : National Gallery Singapore
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9789811145155
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  • Genre : Art
  • One of the great innovations of the Impressionists was their radical use of colour: their application of strokes of complementary or contrasting hues captured the shifting effects of light and foregrounded the nature of vision. Using colour as the lens through which to magnify the movement’s intricacies, this catalogue sweeps us from Manet’s rich blacks, through green and blue landscapes of Monet and Cézanne, to the sensuous pinks of Renoir. Along this journey, scientific discoveries and emerging definitions of modernity are explored, illuminating the profound innovations of the Impressionists and the shifting preconceptions of their art.

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    The Impressionists at Argenteuil
  • Author : Paul Hayes Tucker,National Gallery of Art (U.S.),Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
  • Publisher : National Gallery Washington
  • Pages : 179
  • ISBN : 0300083491
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  • Genre : Art
  • In the 1870s, Argenteuil, located on the outskirts of Paris, was still unmarred by urban industrialization. This book explores the responses to Argenteuil of six influential painters in more than 50 of their works. Catalogue for an upcoming exhibition at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. 105 illustrations, 70 in color.

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    The Art of the Impressionists
  • Author : Janice Anderson
  • Publisher : Smithmark Pub
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN : 0765196387
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  • Genre : Impressionism (Art)
  • The Life and Works art series collects the world's greatest artists and art movements into a handsome set of monographs Each book features a biography of an artist or an explanation of the movement, followed by 50 magnificent, individually commentated reproductions Each is an affordable treasure, sure to please every seasoned critic and newcomer to the beauty of great art.

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    The Impressionist Print
  • Author : Michel Melot
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN : 9780300067927
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  • Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
  • A print can sometimes tell us more than a painting about the history of art. Michel Melot illustrates his thesis in this book, analysing relationships between artists, the art market, the critics, collectors and political institutions. This fresh approach reveals Impressionism not as a sort of miracle, but as a response to economic and social upheaval. This original view of a key movement in the history of art allows the reader to understand its decisive effect on all the subsequent generations who have contributed to maintaining the tradition of the belle epreuve.

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    The Impressionist Art Book
  • Author : Wenda Brewster O'Reilly,Ahna O'Reilly,Noelle O'Reilly,Mariele O'Reilly,Erin Kravitz
  • Publisher : Birdcage Press
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN : 1889613053
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  • Genre : Art
  • The impressionists were born in the horse-and- buggy era but lived during the Industrial Revolution, a time -- like today -- of constant technological change. The Impressionist Art Book brings this period to life through dramatic, full-color photos of the art of such masters as Monet, Renoir, and Degas. A lively text explores photography's influence in changing the way impressionists painted and memorable quotes including Monet's statement "I want to paint the way a bird sings".

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    Katie and the Impressionists
  • Author : James Mayhew
  • Publisher : Orchard Books
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1408331926
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  • Genre : Children's stories
  • A beautiful new look cover to celebrate 25 years of Katie making art an adventure! It's Grandma's birthday - wouldn't it be lovely if Katie could give her some flowers like those in the painting by Mr Monet . . . or Mr Renoir . . . or Mr Degas! Learn all about three Impressionist painters with Katie as she explores five fabulous masterpieces: The Luncheon and The Field With Poppies by Claude Monet, A Girl With a Watering Can and Her First Evening Out by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, The Blue Dancers by Edgar Degas

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    Painting the Impressionist Watercolor
  • Author : Lee Boynton,Linda Gottlieb
  • Publisher : Watson-Guptill Publications
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0823025012
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  • Genre : Art
  • Divided into four parts, this book offers a complete overview to the essentials of impressionism, its colourful evolution and varied techniques.

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    Painting the Impressionistic Landscape
  • Author : Dustan Knight
  • Publisher : Rockport Publishers
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9781631593291
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  • Genre : Art
  • Master the impressionist painting style with Painting the Impressionistic Landscape! The Impressionist movement that began 130 years ago set artists free to experiment outdoors, capturing the fleeting effects and many moods of sunlight in their paintings by juxtaposing contrasting colors. Although those colors may not actually be apparent in nature, on canvas and paper they appear spontaneous and naturalistic. The skill is in knowing how to select and apply them. Impressionistic painting has not remained static over the decades. Artist Dustan Knight walks you through the techniques to achieving brilliant effects in a contemporary style. Using easy to work with watercolor and acrylic, she demonstrates through her own paintings, as well as others she has selected, the step-by-steps for dramatic atmospheric vistas and intimate garden landscapes.

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    The Impressionists
  • Author : Martha Kapos
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN : UOM:39076002790587
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  • Genre : Art
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    A Companion to Impressionism
  • Author : André Dombrowski
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 644
  • ISBN : 9781119373926
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  • Genre : Art
  • A Companion to Impressionism Presenting an expansive view of the study of Impressionism, this pioneering volume breaks new thematic ground while also reconsidering questions concerning the defini­tion, chronology, and membership of the impressionist movement. In 34 original essays from established and emerging scholars, this collection offers a diverse range of developing topics and new critical approaches to the interpretation of impressionist art. Focusing on the 1860s to 1890s, A Companion to Impressionism explores artists who are well-represented in impressionist studies, including Monet, Renoir, Degas, and Cassatt, as well as Morisot, Caillebotte, Bazille, and other significant yet lesser-known artists. The essays cover a wide variety of methodologies in addressing such topics as Impressionism’s global predominance at the turn of the 20th century, the relationship between Impressionism and the emergence of new media, the materials and techniques of the Impressionists, as well as the movement’s exhibition and reception history. This innovative volume also includes new discussions of modern identity in Impressionism in the contexts of race, nationality, gender, and sexuality and through its explorations of the international reach and influence of Impressionism. Part of the acclaimed Wiley Blackwell Companions to Art History series, this important addition to scholarship in this field stands as the 21st century’s first major and large-scale academic reassessment of Impressionism. Featuring essays by academics, curators, and conservators from around the world, including those from France, Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Turkey, and Argentina, this is an invaluable text for students and scholars studying Impressionism and late 19th-century European art, Post-Impressionism, modern art, and modern French cultural history.

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    White Tears
  • Author : Hari Kunzru
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN : 9780451493699
  • Reader Reviews : 16
  • Genre : FICTION
  • Two ambitious young musicians are drawn into the dark underworld of blues-record collecting while navigating the fallout of a scam involving one's claim that a viral video of an unknown singer is a long-lost recording of a famous blues musician.

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    The Impressionists in Context
  • Author : Robert Katz,Celestine Dars
  • Publisher : Crescent
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 0517065126
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  • Genre : Art, Modern
  • Studies the Impressionist painters and their environment, including Pissarro, Manet, Degas, Monet, Renoir, Mary Cassatt, and others

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    The Impressionists and Their Legacy
  • Author : Martha Kapos
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 744
  • ISBN : UOM:39076002790595
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  • Genre : France in art
  • The documents in this book -- letters and recorded comments by the artists themselves, as well as selections by notable contemporaries including Baudelaire, Zola, Valery, Mallarme, Huysman, Laforgue and Proust -- show how artists and critics during and in the aftermath of Impressionism did describe themselves: how they responded to tradition, to each other and to the kaleidoscope of the contemporary scene. The ever-expanding interpretation of Impressionism and its legacy within the changing world of twentieth-century art and art criticism is examined through the writings of artists such as Leger, Kandinsky, Masson, Matisse, Bataille, Klee and Hofmann as well as recent critics, philosophers and art historians. Accompanying the texts are 235 color plates of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces, and 242 black and white reproductions of historical photographs, original documents, contemporary cartoons, prints and drawings. - Jacket flap.

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    The Impressionists' Paris
  • Author : Ellen Williams
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN : 0964126222
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  • Genre : Travel
  • "The Impressionists' Paris" offers readers the chance to step into a scene depicted in a masterpiece. Three walking tours, covering 13 sites, identify the precise locations where Monet, Manet, Renoir, Degas, and Caillebotte set up their easels. Readers are then invited to view the modern city side by side with depictions of the artists' beloved Paris. 20 four-color reproductions. 50+ illustrations.

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    Impressionism
  • Author : Jane Bingham
  • Publisher : Heinemann-Raintree Library
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN : 1432913719
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  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Introduces the artistic movement that began in the late 1800s and includes such well-known painters as Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, and Georges Seurat.

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    Impressionism
  • Author : Paul Smith
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : UOM:39015034431992
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  • Genre : Impressionism (Art)
  • The art of the Impressionists is beloved of experts and non-experts alike. Paul Smith reexamines this popular group of artists in light of recent scholarship on the social context of late nineteenth-century France. He begins with Edouard Manet, often seen as a forerunner of Impressionism: a sophisticated, detached, ironic observer of the social scene in Paris. He then examines various key artists of the Impressionist movement - Renoir, Degas, Morisot, Cassatt, Monet, Pissarro - to offer a lively reading of such topics as the role of women in Impressionism, the influence of industrialization, the invention of modern color theory, the social position of the artist, and the use of psychoanalytic theory in the understanding of art. The result is to make this very familiar art movement seem fresh and new. To conclude, he proposes Cezanne's art as the culmination of, and heir to, the Impressionist experiment.

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    Paint with the Impressionists
  • Author : Jonathan Stephenson
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780500288788
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  • Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
  • An easy-to-master, fun-to-do, step-by-step guide to making your own Impressionist paintings. In this approach to impressionism and its methods, the author’s instruction enables amateur artists to paint like the impressionists. Paint with the Impressionists is illustrated with well-known works of art, and shows how the masters achieved their effects and how their ideas and styles can be adapted today. An introduction provides historical background to impressionism, and a section is included on artists’ materials available then and now. Demonstrations show how to achieve the desired effects, from the initial sketch to the finished painting. Sections on the artists provide insight into individual techniques. You will learn how to recreate the style of Claude Monet’s landscapes, Paul Ce´zanne’s still lifes, or Edgar Degas’s figures, and see your own impressionist skills develop from the first brushstroke to the finished painting. Author Jonathan Stephenson carried out his own painting experiments to help identify how the impressionists must have worked, making this guide extremely user-friendly.

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    The Impressionists
  • Author : Rosie Dickins,Freya Blackwood
  • Publisher : Usborne Books
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 074609020X
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  • Genre : Impressionism (Art)
  • Today, Impressionist paintings draw huge crowds and sell for millions. But when they were first painted, those same pictures caused public outrage and the artists who created them struggled to make a living. This is the fascinating story of those artists, now known as the Impressionists.