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The Age of French Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Art Institute of Chicago

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The Art Institute of Chicago boasts one of the largest and finest holdings of late nineteenth-century French art in the world.  Drawing upon the latest art-historical findings, this lavishly illustrated book features over ninety works engagingly discussed in terms of the memorable era in which they were created.  From the paintings of Edouard Manet- notorious for his bold and direct style- to the light-filled Impressionist masterpieces of Claude Monet and the influential Post-Impressionist canvases of Paul Cezanne, the book offers a fascinating overview of the Impressionist movement and its legacy.  Each handsomely reproduced image exemplifies the diversity of ideas and extraordinary wealth of talent at work during this remarkable period.  Also included is an illustrated chronology documenting the formation of the Art Institute's world-renowned collection.

The authors:
Douglas W. Druick , President and Eloise W. Martin Director of the Art Institute of Chicago and former Searle Curator of Medieval through Modern European Painting and Sculpture and Prince Trust Curator at the Art Institute of Chicago.  He is coauthor of Jasper Johns: Gray (AIC/ Yale University Press).  Gloria Groom is Mary and Winton Green Curator of Medieval through Modern European Painting and Sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago and author of Beyond the Easel (AIC/Yale University Press). 

200 pages with 154 color and 42 black and white illustrations.

9 1/2" X 12" X 7/8".

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  1. Dec 27, 2014

    from Tempe, AZ

    A beautiful soft cover book with great pictures by many artists. It was well packed for shipping and arrived in perfect condition.

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