The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism
While the Civil War raged in America, another revolution took shape across the Atlantic, in the studios of Paris: The artists who would make Impressionism the most popular art form in history were showing their first paintings amidst scorn and derision from the French artistic establishment.... show more
While the Civil War raged in America, another revolution took shape across the Atlantic, in the studios of Paris: The artists who would make Impressionism the most popular art form in history were showing their first paintings amidst scorn and derision from the French artistic establishment. Indeed, no artistic movement has ever been quite so controversial. The drama of its birth, played out on canvas and against the backdrop of the Franco-Prussian War and the Commune, would at times resemble a battlefield; and as Ross King reveals, it would reorder both history and culture, and resonate around the world.
Publish date: November 28th 2006
Publisher: Walker & Company
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, 19th Century
, World History
, Art History
At the first glance at the title, The Judgment of Paris, I automatically linked it with the Greek mythology of prince Paris and the famous beauty competition among three goddesses. I was confused reading the rest: Impressionism? Well, it does connect to Impressionism. A drawing by Raphael on the jud...
This review MAY contain a spoiler -- I'm not sure..., it's hard for me to tell….(It has taken me quite a while to write this review -- I wasn't sure why…. I thought maybe I was just being busy, or just being lazy…; but I think the reason is deeper than that.... Anyway, this is what I originally wro...
I love the Impressionists and found this book, not only an enjoyable read, but one the most understandable and comprehensive book about the whole movement. It not only covered the whole Impressionist period in Paris in the late 1800's, but also about the artist's personal lives, some history of the ...