Van gogh gauguin cezanne and beyond
Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée DOrsay by Sylvie PatryIn this book beloved examples of Post-
Impressionism from one of the world s premier
art museums provide a splendid overview of
innovations ushered in by the popular
movement. Representing a pivotal moment in the history of European art,
the Post-Impressionists created some of the most
recognizable and stylistically inventive paintings of the
modern era. Published to accompany a major exhibition, this
book presents over one hundred celebrated paintings from the
unparalleled collection of Paris s MusÃƒÂ©e d Orsay. Focusing on
the decades around 1900, this publication presents late
Impressionist landmarks by Monet and Renoir; early modern
masterpieces by CÃƒÂ©zanne, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Van
Gogh; and avant-garde canvases by the Nabis painters Denis,
Bonnard, and Vuillard. The volume also provides a unique look
at the MusÃƒÂ©e d Orsay s outstanding collection of Pointillism,
including works by artists such as Seurat and Signac. Together
these works offer a fresh assessment of seismic transitions in
the European art world at the turn of the twentieth century
that ushered in the birth of modern painting and produced
lasting treasures of its own.
Review: 'Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond'
Those who saw it will count themselves lucky to come to the second installment with the background it provided, because "Orsay Two" demands more of viewers: more gauging of styles, artists and geography, more openness to the unfamiliar. But the multiple courses that painting in France took after them did not all go forward. Some led to a novel conservatism of style and attitude. It opened with examples of the academic manner against which the Impressionists rebelled in terms of subject and style plain to see. Alongside these hang portraits by Pierre-Auguste Renoir , John Singer Sargent , Albert Besnard and others meant to evoke the freedom of brushwork, color and attitude that the Impressionist breakthrough had won for other contemporaries in France.
Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musee d'Orsay
Instead I was stupidly overcome with hope. Hope that I would have a transformative art experience viewing the most reliable touchstone in all of art: Late 19th century French post-impressionism. It would have been a good day to sell me a bridge. Oil on canvas. We should have just gone to Fisherman's Wharf.