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review 2019-08-06 15:32
Impressionism: Capturing Life, Jennifer Scott
Impressionism: Capturing Life - Jennifer Scott

A remarkable little exhibition of works by major and lesser known Impressionists held in smaller institutions across Britain. For me there were several notable things arising - not least that works by such Big Names exist outside the major galleries in London but still in Britain. The Impressionists are strongly associated with outdoor painting and therefore landscapes but here we are shown that portraiture was a bigger theme in their work than is commonly recognised and some of them even I recognise as excellent pictures! Finally, the Bath connection to Impressionism is stronger than I realised. As well as Sickert living and working nearby for several years, inspiring our contemporary plein air impressionist, Pete "the Street" Brown, the Victoria Art Gallery in the city held two Impressionist exhibitions in the early 20th Century, helping to establish the reputation of the founding Movement of "modern" art. I also discovered a second female Impressionist - Berthe Morisot. (I had already come across Mary Cassatt, also represented here.) It makes me wonder both whether there were more women in the mvement and whether this was the start of women being taken seriously as artists in the West? (The world?) Off-hand I can't think of a recognised female artist from before this era - would love to hear of any!
Little gem of a book about a little gem of an exhibition.

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text 2019-08-06 02:45
Reading progress update: I've read 29 out of 48 pages.
Impressionism: Capturing Life - Jennifer Scott

Shout out to Mary Cassatt, the first female 19th Century painter I ever came across, in The Met, NY, back in '99 and to Berthe Morisot, another female Impressionist that I first discovered at this exhibition.

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text 2019-08-05 17:53
Reading progress update: I've read 7 out of 48 pages.
Impressionism: Capturing Life - Jennifer Scott

There were fourteen reviews of the first Impressionist Exhibition: 6 positive, 3 mixed and 5 negative.


The point Scott is making being that they had a more positive reception than most realise. However, sales and popular interest didn't match the art critics' views and the establishment still frowned upon these radical new painters.

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review 2016-05-19 00:00
Impressionism: Reimagining Art
Impressionism: Reimagining Art - Norbert... Impressionism: Reimagining Art - Norbert Wolf Introduction & Acknowledgements

--Impressionism: Reimagining Art

Selected Bibliography
List of Works Illustrated
Index of Names
Photo Credits
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review 2016-01-29 00:00
Monet and the Birth of Impressionism
Monet and the Birth of Impressionism - F... Monet and the Birth of Impressionism - Felix Kramer Words of Greeting, by Klaus-Peter Müller
Foreword, by Max Hollein

--Monet and the Birth of Impressionism, Felix Krämer
--"Between the Motif and Me": Visual Filters and Obstructions to Seeing in the Impressionist Image, Nerina Santorius
--Instants, Moments, Minutes: Impressionism and the Industrialisation of Time, André Dombrowski
--Invited or Rebuffed? Exploring the Effects of Early Impressionist Foregrounds, Hollis Clayson

--Prologue: From Non Fini to Impression: The Birth of a New Painting, Isolde Pludermacher

--From Salon Success to Avant-Garde Painting: Claude Monet's Artistic Path to Impressionism, Dorothee Hansen
--A Stage Spectacle: Édouard Manet's The Universal Exhibition of Paris 1867, Felicity Korn
--Provocatively Private: Claude Monet's The Luncheon. Farewell to Figure Painting, Felix Krämer
--Spontaneity and Calculation: Édouard Manet's The Game of Croquet, Marlene Bielefeld
--Berthe Morisot and Her Contribution to the Impressionist Movement, Ingrid Pfeiffer
--The Real in the Artificial: Edgar Degas' Orchestra Musicians, Svenja Mordhorst
--Forms of Contact: August Renoir's After the Luncheon, Beate Söntgen
--The Deceleration of the Gaze: Claude Monet's Exterior of Saint-Lazare Station (The Signal), Nerina Santorius

--Epilogue: Fluid World: The Cultural-Historical Context of Impressionism, Christoph Asendorf

--Of Peaceful Coexistence and Conducive Competition: On the Relationship of Painting and Photography at the Time of Impressionism, Nele Putz
--Impressionism in the Caricature, Chantal Eschenfelder
--Composition Planning and Paint Application in Claude Monet's Oeuvre: Two Paintings from the Collection of the Städel Museum, Eva Bader

Technical Investigations of the Paintings Belonging to the Städel Museum, Eva Bader/Stephan Knobloch
Short Biographies, Maria Zinser

List of Exhibited Works
Photo Credits
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