Discover how uncomplicated scenes from daily life and dainty dots of color forever transformed the trajectory of art. This overview of Impressionism explores the artists, subjects, and techniques that encouraged easels to move outside of the studio setting, hence shifting artistic attention away from history, religion, and portraiture and towards the evanescent ebb and flow of modernity.
Each book in Taschen’s Basic Genre series features a detailed, illustrated introduction to the movement and approximately 100 color illustrations with explanatory captions. The most prominent works are each presented on a two-page spread including a full-page image and an accompanying interpretation, along with the artist’s portrait and a brief biography.
Author: Karin H. Grimme
21 x 26 cm (8.3 x 10.2 in)