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Ralph Skea



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Thames & Hudson
01 September 2019
Art & Architecture; Art & design styles: Impressionism & Post-Impressionism
It is often forgotten just how provocative Impressionist canvases seemed when they were first exhibited in 1874. The advocates of the new style rejected the established principles of art prevalent at that time in France.

This book traces Impressionism's origins to its spread to America and Australia. Ralph Skea shows how Impressionist artists transformed everyday subject matter. Daringly using colour and rapid brushstrokes, the Impressionists worked out of doors, creating paintings that captured the transient effects of light and feeling. Impressionism's initial shock factor gradually gave way to widespread acceptance, but only now can we appreciate how profound its influence has been on modern art.
By:   Ralph Skea
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   0
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 138mm, 
Weight:   400g
ISBN:   9780500294369
ISBN 10:   0500294364
Series:   Art Essentials
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   01 September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ralph Skea is a former Senior Lecturer in European Urban Conservation at the University of Dundee, Scotland, and has worked as an architect and town planner. His own paintings have been exhibited widely in Scotland since 1973.

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