Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - The Private Lives Of The Impressionists by Sue Roe

Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Cezanne, Renoir, Degas, Sisley, Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt. Though they were often ridiculed or ignored by their contemporaries, astonishing sums are paid today for the works of these artists. Their dazzling pictures are familiar - but how well does the world know the Impressionists as people? In a vivid and moving narrative, biographer Sue Roe shows the Impressionists in the studios of Paris, rural lanes of Montmartre and rowdy riverside bars as Paris underwent Baron Haussman's spectacular transformation. For over twenty years they lived and worked together as a group, struggling to rebuild their lives after the Franco-Prussian war and supporting one another through shocked public reactions to unfamiliar canvasses depicting laundresses, dancers, spring blossom and boating scenes. This intimate, colourful, superbly researched account takes us into their homes as well as their studios and describes their unconventional, volatile and precarious lives, as well as the stories behind their paintings.

Buy The Private Lives Of The Impressionists by Sue Roe from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780099458340
ISBN-10: 0099458349
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 23mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - The Private Lives Of The Impressionists by Sue Roe

Book Reviews - The Private Lives Of The Impressionists by Sue Roe

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Private Lives Of The Impressionists book by Sue Roe and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Sue Roe

Sue Roe is a freelance writer and teacher. A former Lecturer at the University of East Anglia and current lecturer at the University of Sussex, she is the author of a novel, Estella, Her Expectation, a collection of poems, The Spitfire Factory, and Writing and Gender: Virginia Woolf's Writing Practice. She is also co-editor of the Cambridge Companion to Virginia Woolf, and her most recent book is the widely praised Gwen John: A Life. She lives in Brighton.

Books By Sue Roe

In Montmartre by Sue Roe
Paperback / softback, April 2016
$29.66
In Montmartre-1910 by Sue Roe
Paperback, June 2015
$25.19
Private Lives of the Impressionists by Sue Roe
Paperback / softback, October 2007
$29.65
Jacob's Room by Sue Roe
Paperback, January 1992
$21.42