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The Impressionists at Home

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A celebration of domesticity and the daily life of the world's best-loved artists, filled with paintings, sketches, photographs, and quotations from diaries and letters.

Impressionist artists and their homes are inseparably linked: Monet and Giverny, Renoir and Les Cagnes, Pissarro and his Hermitage. For each, home meant something slightly different: a place of comfort in a rapidly evolving society, a sanctuary immune to changing fortune and fame, a simpler way of life away from the city, or a place to entertain and to express individual taste. All of the artists, however, made their homes a mainstay of their art.

Through this book we follow the artists' daily activities and routines--working, dining, bathing, socializing, sleeping--and come ever closer to the extraordinary characters behind the paintings. Here are Berthe Morisot's conversations with her cook; Degas' relationship with his devoted housekeeper; Monet's highly unconventional menage with his second wife; the lingering mood of pleasure at the end of a good meal, as reflected in Renoir's Boatmen's Lunch, The reader witnesses the birth of the modern world, with its telephones and central heating, and explores the relationships between the artists and their models, mistresses, wives, friends, families, patrons, dealers, doctors, gardeners, and children.

The extended Impressionist family includes the American Givernistes who gathered around Monet in his later life and Impressionist artists from other countries. All find their place, and the book is completed by biographies of the supporting characters and the locations of Impressionist homes for today's travelers. 180 illustrations in color and black and white.

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Impressionist artists and their homes are inseparably linked: Monet and Giverny, Renoir and Les Cagnes, Pissarro and his Hermitage. This book follows the artists' daily activities and routines.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500512395
Author:
Todd, Pamela
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Subject:
France
Subject:
Museums, Tours, Points of Interest
Subject:
Impressionism (art)
Subject:
History - Impressionism
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - General
Subject:
Dwellings in art.
Subject:
Impressionism (Art) -- France.
Subject:
Art; impressionism
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
10.96x10.14x.90 in. 3.01 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Impressionist artists and their homes are inseparably linked: Monet and Giverny, Renoir and Les Cagnes, Pissarro and his Hermitage. This book follows the artists' daily activities and routines.
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