AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISM AND REALISM: THE PAINTING OF MODERN LIFE, 1885-1915. H. Barbara Weinberg et al. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1994. Organized in association with Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth. Distributed by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York. 398 pp. with 354 ills. (139 col.) 30 x 25 cm. LC 94-2762 ISBN 0810964376 In English.
An illuminating comparative study of the stylistic and thematic concerns underlying the two dominant currents in turn-of-the-century American painting, this catalogue thoroughly documents an exhibition of 85 canvases produced from the late 1870s through the 1910s by Cassatt, Hassam, Sargent, Chase, Robinson, Henri, Bellows, Sloan, Glackens, Luks and 16 other prominent Impressionist and Realist artists, the selection encompassing landscapes, city views, urban genre scenes, portraits and domestic interiors. Fine color reproductions of the featured paintings and illustrations of scores of related works accompany seven lengthy essays that provide a wide-ranging examination of the Realist and Impressionist movements in the context of the changing character of European and American culture during the period, discussing the artists' aesthetic and social perspectives, their links to stylistic trends in late 19th-century France, and the complex attitudes toward modern life reflected in their choice and treatment of specific subjects.
Indexing: Western — United States — 1800-1900, 1900-1945 — Painting — Impressionism
Worldwide Number: 024509
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