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Publisher Comments:

A delightfully written and illustrated book for all lovers of art and animals to treasure. Many Impressionist paintings of modern life and leisure include images of household pets. Their appealing presence lends charm to such works while alluding to middle-class prosperity and the growing importance of animals as family members. In many cases, such domestic denizens significantly complement representations of their owners. In certain others, the devotion of individual artists to their pets symbolically enhances their expressions of artistic identity. This enjoyable and informative book focuses on the role of pets in Impressionist pictures and what this reveals about art, artists, and society of that era. James H. Rubin discusses works in which artists paint themselves or their friends in the company of their pets, including several paintings by Courbet (who was fond of dogs) and Manet (a notorious lover of cats). He points out that in some works by Degas, dogs contribute to the artist's commentary on psychological and social relationships, and that in paintings by Renoir, dogs and cats have playful and erotic overtones. He also offers a theory to explain why Monet almost never painted pets. Drawing on early pet handbooks and treatises on animal intelligence, Rubin explores nineteenth-century opinions on cats and dogs and compares handbook illustrations to the animals shown in Impressionist works. He also provides fascinating information on pet ownership and on the place of Impressionism in the long history of animal painting.

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This book focuses on the role of pets in Impressionist pictures and what this reveals about the art, artists, and society of that era. It also provides information on pet ownership and on the place of Impressionism in the long history of animal painting.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 137-138) and index.

Synopsis:

Drawing on early pet handbooks and treatises on animal intelligence, Rubin explores nineteenth-century opinions on cats and dogs and compares handbook illustrations to the animals shown in Impressionist works. He also provides fascinating information on pet ownership and on the place of Impressionism in the long history of animal painting.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300098730
Author:
Rubin, James Henry
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Author:
Rubin, James H.
Location:
New Haven
Subject:
General
Subject:
Painting, french
Subject:
History - Impressionism
Subject:
Dogs in art
Subject:
Cats in art
Subject:
Impressionism.
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Plants & Animals
Subject:
Art; impressionism
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
v. 5
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 b/w + 80 color illus.
Pages:
156
Dimensions:
11 x 9 in 2.44 lb

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Product details 156 pages Yale University Press - English 9780300098730 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This book focuses on the role of pets in Impressionist pictures and what this reveals about the art, artists, and society of that era. It also provides information on pet ownership and on the place of Impressionism in the long history of animal painting.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 137-138) and index.
"Synopsis" by , Drawing on early pet handbooks and treatises on animal intelligence, Rubin explores nineteenth-century opinions on cats and dogs and compares handbook illustrations to the animals shown in Impressionist works. He also provides fascinating information on pet ownership and on the place of Impressionism in the long history of animal painting.
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