It was a dappled and daubed harbor scene that gave Impressionism its name. When Impression, Sunrise by Claude Monet was exhibited in April 1874, critics seized upon the work’s title and its loose stylistic rendering of light and motion upon water to deride this new, impressionistic tendency in art.
Despite its popularity and a whole host of publications, many areas and artists of Impressionism remain inadequately researched. This book fills the gap, raising the profile of unjustly neglected pioneers such as Berthe Morisot, Lucien Pissarro and Gustave Caillebotte, while exploring the characteristics of Impressionism across Europe and North America.
Author: Ingo F. Walther
Number of pages: 784
Dimensions: 14 x 19.5 cm, hardcover
ISBN: 9783836557108 Learn More