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Paris in the Age of Impressionism

Paris in the Age of Impressionism

Authors : David Brenneman, Mary G. Morton, High Museum of Art, Musée d’Orsay, Caroline Mathieu, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Marc Bascou
Publisher : Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date : 2002-11
ISBN-13 : 9780810935426
ISBN-10 : 0810935422
Page : 170 Pages
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Categories : Art
Language : en

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Paris in the Age of Impressionism captures the excitement of late nineteenth-century Paris as an explosion of new ideas made the city the capital of the art world. Paris was home not only to the Impressionists but also to radical colorists, innovative designers, and thoughtful painters who recorded modern life in painstaking detail. Paris in the Age of Impressionism includes more than a hundred superb objects from all areas of the Musée d’Orsay’s vast collections, including paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, works on paper, and photographs. Paris becomes a great modern city in paintings by Monet and Caillebotte and in outstanding turn-of-the-century photographs. Portraits and scenes by Manet, Monet, Renoir, Tissot, and Fantin-Latour give a glimpse of Parisian high society. Fascinating designs for the Opéra and other historic performance spaces show Paris as a city of grand theaters. The dark side of the City of Light is revealed in paintings by Degas, Caillebotte, and Lautrec and in sculpture by Dalou. The construction and celebration of the Eiffel Tower is recalled in vintage photographs, designs, lithographs, and memorabilia. The stylistic revolution of Art Nouveau is evoked in the designs of Lalique and Gallé. The great surge of the avant-garde is signaled in works by van Gogh, Cézanne, Gauguin, Rodin, and Rousseau. Paris in the Age of Impressionism was on view at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, from November 23, 2002, through March 16, 2003, and at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, from April 6 through June 29, 2003. — from dust jacket.

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