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Description - Color and Light by Frederic Frank

This beautifully illustrated book examines the artistic career of the French painter and draftsman Henri-Edmond Cross who was a key figure in the development of European modernism. Inspired by the work of Realist painters such as Gustave Courbet and Francois Bonvin, Henri-Edmond Cross's earliest paintings were compositions in dark, somber colours. Following his involvement with the avant-gardist circle around Georges Seurat, he gradually adopted the Neo-Impressionist technique and began to develop a unique visual vocabulary. After his move to the Mediterranean coast in 1891, Cross's palette became increasingly lighter, resulting in dazzlingly colourful landscapes, genre paintings, and compositions that are overlaid with mythological and allegorical allusions. This volume traces Cross's artistic trajectory through all stages of his prolific career and situates his masterful approach to colour and light within the broader context of the European avant-garde of his time. In addition, it examines the painter's anarchist sympathies and the political dimensions of his depictions of utopian sceneries. AUTHOR: Ortrud Westheider is director of the Museum Barberini in Potsdam, Germany. 200 colour illustrations

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Book Details

ISBN: 9783791357737
ISBN-10: 3791357735
Format: Hardback
(300mm x 240mm x mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Prestel
Publisher: Prestel
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2018
Country of Publication: Germany

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Author Biography - Frederic Frank

RAPHAEL DUPOUY is Director of the Villa Theo at Saint-Clair, France. MARINA FERRETTI-BOCQUILLON is Director of Exhibitions and Research at the musee des impressionnismes Giverny, France, and the General Curator of this exhibition. ANNETTE HAUDIQUET is Director of the Musee d'art moderne Andre Malraux in Le Havre, France. MONIQUE NONNE is an art historian and curator based in Paris, France. VALERIE REIS is Exhibition Manager at the musee des impressionnismes Giverny, France. RICHARD THOMSON is Professor of Art History at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. DANIEL ZAMANI is Guest Curator at the Museum Barberini in Potsdam, Germany.

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