By Colta Ives, Elizabeth E. Barker
This ebook provides 100 and fifteen drawings and work from the holdings of Karen B. Cohen, a famous long island collector. those French and English nineteenth-century works comprise landscapes, images, determine compositions, and nonetheless lifes via nice artists of the Romantic interval, of the Barbizon institution, and of the Realist tuition, starting with Prud'hon and finishing with Seurat. A various diversity of compositions by means of such masters as Gericault, Corot, Rousseau, Couture, Daubigny, and particularly Delacroix is incorporated. one of the highlights is a bunch of oil work by means of Courbet—both landscapes and portraits—and a chain of cloud reviews through Constable. simply because those photographs were held for therefore lengthy in deepest palms, such a lot are little identified at the present time, although they have been made through famous masters. Many are released the following for the 1st time, frequently with comparative illustrations.
Colta Ives conceived this ebook and is its major writer. She presents documentation and remark for every paintings, putting it in the context of the artist's improvement and connecting it to modern creative developments and recommendations. Elizabeth E. Barker has contributed entries on Constable and Bonington.
The personality of the photographs assembled is amazing, reflecting the collector's own reaction to the turbulent dramas of the Romantics, the clean discovery of panorama by means of French and English painters of the varsity of Nature, and the somber realism of Courbet and his fans. approximately all of the artists represented have been alternately damned and praised for his or her modernity, for they have been desirous to current the wildlife in as brilliant a manner as attainable. Their delicate therapy of nature and of human existence, often in a fluid, cursory variety, was once meant to elicit a heightened reaction from the viewer. For the main half old heritage and fable have been left at the back of for the immediacy of the current. Romanticism and the varsity of Nature can be the tale of a great collector and her self reliant discoveries. This book will accompany an exhibition proven on the Metropolitan Museum of artwork from October sixteen, 2000, to January 21, 2001.
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