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Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Drawings

Christopher Lloyd

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Thames & Hudson
01 September 2019
Art & Architecture; Art & design styles: Impressionism & Post-Impressionism; Drawing & drawings
Manet, Pissarro, Morisot, Cezanne, Seurat, Gauguin, Van Gogh and their colleagues made some of the most beautiful drawings in the history of art. This book sets drawings by the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists in the context of late nineteenth-century France and explains why these particular works are as important as their paintings in the representation of modernity.

A new approach to materials and a wholly inclusive attitude to exhibitions gave drawings a more elevated status in this period than ever before, which avant-garde artists welcomed in their preference for scenes from contemporary life. For the first time also, painting and drawing shared the same stylistic principles of spontaneity, freer handling and lack of finish. Pastels by Degas, watercolors by Cezanne, pen-and-ink drawings by Van Gogh and mixed media works by Toulouse-Lautrec have an autonomy of their own, which proved instrumental in the development of modern art.

The distinguished art historian Christopher Lloyd examines the drawings of twenty of the leading Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists, highlighting an aspect of French avant-garde art that remains relatively unexplored and was of immense importance for the art movements that followed
By:   Christopher Lloyd
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 212mm, 
Weight:   1.240kg
ISBN:   9780500021231
ISBN 10:   0500021236
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   01 September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Christopher Lloyd was surveyor of the Queen's pictures in the British Royal Collection. He is the author of Edgar Degas: Drawings and Pastels and Paul C zanne: Drawings and Watercolors.

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