Nineteenth Century French Art

Nineteenth Century French Art

From Romanticism to Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau

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Almost twenty years after the creation of the Musee d’Orsay, the 19th century seems more than ever to be the “Golden Age” of French art. It boasts names such as Ingres and Delacroix, Manet and Puvis de Chavannes, Gustave Eiffel and Charles Garnier. French art became a universally accepted benchmark, spreading the discoveries of Impressionism, the Haussmann models, and the daring of art nouveau far beyond its borders, and receiving in return, in the form of the countless artists who flocked to its hub, numerous influences from abroad. Other key movements associated with the19th century include Romanticism; Neo-Classicism, “orientalism,” and japonisme; Realism; the Barbizon School and plein-air painting; Neo-Impression, Cloissonism, and the Nabis; and Symbolism.This complete, chronological history is illustrated by more than 400 illustrations and covers painting, sculpture, and architecture, as well as the advent of photography, its impact on painting, and its emergence as an art form of its own.

Publisher: Paris : Flammarion ; New York : Distributed in North America by Rizzoli International Publications, c2007
Edition: English-language ed
ISBN: 9782080305329
Characteristics: 463 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm


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