Sister Wendy's Impressionist MasterpiecesBook - 2000
A beautiful anthology of Impressionist paintings by a dazzling roll-call of artists. One of the world's best-loved art historians, Sister Wendy Beckett combines her deep knowledge of art history with her unique powers of observation to create a personal anthology of over 50 Impressionist masterpieces. Led by visionary artists such as Manet, Monet, and Pissarro, the Impressionists sought to capture the brilliant colors of nature and the ever-changing effects of light on a scene. Sister Wendy invites us to immerse ourselves in the colorful, energizing , and revolutionary paintings of this late 19th-century movement. Gallery of Great Artists: From Bonnard and Cezanne to Toulouse-Lautrec and Vuillard, all the artists are presented alphabetically, and each is represented by one or two key works. Here you will find the leading French Impressionists including Degas, Renoir, and Signac. Also represented are Singer Sarget, and Whistler, American artists who trained in Paris and knew and worked alongside the Impressionists. Sister Wendy also includes Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot, female Impressionists whose paintings captured the intimacy of domestic life. Sister Wendy invites us to take a fresh look at Impressionism. Seen through her eyes, each of the paintings in her wide-ranging selection weaves its magic around you when you follow her lead.
Publisher: New York : DK Pub., 2000
Edition: 1st American ed
Characteristics: 96 p. : col. ill. ; 32 cm
Alternative Title: Impressionist masterpieces