Impressionist Art: A Crash Course (Crash Courses)
by David Boyle
For a so-called art movement, impressionist painters were a very dissimilar group. Monet and Renoir liked people-watching and hanging out with the jet set at La Brenouilliegrave;re. Degas got his kicks from ballet dancers, working models, and racehorses. One thing these artists all had in common, however, was a love of color: bright, big, bold dabs of it. Impressionist Art: A Crash Courseprovides lots of color as well as hundreds of amusing anecdotes and little-known facts about this popular period. Readers will not only be able to tell the Manets from the Monets, but will quickly become experts on the many mini-movements within this popular style. This fun-loving guide is appealing, compact, lavishly illustrated, and conveniently organized chronologically spread by spread. For anyone who cant tell the water lilies from the haystacks,Impressionist Art: A Crash Courseis an enjoyable trip for all. Reader-friendly and informative text brings new dimension to familiar history Each 2-page spread is devoted to a particular impressionist movement, topic, or individual artist Compact and easy to follow timeline puts vital events of the period into context
Author: David Boyle
Edition: (Edition: 1st)
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications Div., BPI Comm's, Inc.
Release Date: 2001-09-01