Towards Impressionism

Landscape Painting from Corot to Monet

Edited by Suzanne Greub and Art Centre Basel

Towards Impressionism

Edited by Suzanne Greub and Art Centre Basel

Distributed for Hirmer Publishers

120 pages | 100 color plates | 7 3/4 x 9 3/4 | © 2017
Cloth $29.95 ISBN: 9783777429731 Will Publish February 2018 For sale in North America and Japan only
Impressionism is often considered the final nineteenth-century precursor to the radical experimentation of modernism. But every style has a precursor—so what movements paved the way for the atmospheric light, color, and composition characteristic of the impressionist works themselves?

The Musée des Beaux Arts, Reims, offers a choice selection of nineteenth-century French paintings that trace the history of French art from the Romantics, to the School of Barbizon and the circle of Honfleur, up to Impressionism. This beautifully illustrated volume follows the artistic forbears that led up to the works of Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, by way of pastel palettes, loose brushwork, ordinary figures, and natural landscapes.
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