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Description - The Lens of Impressionism by Sylvie Aubenas

The Normandy Coast, with its craggy coastline and medieval fishing villages, has long captured the interest of artists. Its seascapes are featured in the work of Impressionist masters Monet,Manet, and Boudin. Its seafaring life is welldocumented in the work of such writers as Victor Hugo and Guy de Maupassant. Through a stunning selection of paintings, photographs, and drawings, The Lens of Impressionism argues that a unique convergence of forces social, artistic, technological, and commercial along the Normandy coast profoundly impacted the development of early Impressionism and made Normandy a nexus for photographers and the avant-garde painters of the later nineteenth century. As author Carole McNamara writes, "Impressionist painting has always endeavored to convey motion, but new possibilities and solutions were presented by photography . . . if painters were to continue to create works that had relevance to modern audiences, then the expression of time of 'instantaneity' would become an increasingly important consideration in their own work." AUTHOR: Carole McNamara, is Senior Curator of Western Art, at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. Sylvie Aubenas, is Curator of Nineteenth-Century Photography, Bibliotheque Nationale Francaise. Stephen Bann, teaches at the University of Bristol. Dominique de Font-Reaulx, is Curator of Photography, Musee d'Orsay. SELLING POINTS: Features more than 100 paintings, photographs, and drawings by some of the most highly regarded and admired Western artists Courbet, Corot, Manet, Monet, and Degas among them, as well as pioneering photographers Gustave Le Gray and Henri Le Secq 75 colour & 70 b/w illustrations

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781555953256
ISBN-10: 1555953255
Format: Hardback
(310mm x 250mm x 0mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Hudson Hills Press Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: Hudson Hills Press Inc.,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2010
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Sylvie Aubenas

Carole McNamara, is Senior Curator of Western Art, at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. Sylvie Aubenas, is Curator of Nineteenth-Century Photography, Bibliotheque Nationale Francaise. Stephen Bann, teaches at the University of Bristol. Dominique de Font-Reaulx, is Curator of Photography, Musee d'Orsay.

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