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Pastel Portraits: Images of 18th-Century Europe

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Brightly hued, highly finished, and relatively large in scale, pastels in the 18th century were regarded as a type of painting and displayed like oils. The powdery, vibrant crayons are particularly suited to capturing the skin tones and evanescent expressions that characterize the most lifelike portraits.

Pastels cannot be permanently displayed because they are susceptible to fading, and they rarely travel. Until now, there has never been an exhibition in the U.S. devoted to these intriguing and important works. Pastel Portraits, the companion book to an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, presents over 40 exquisite works by French, Italian, English, Swiss, and American artists. It offers a technical discussion of the materials and explains why pastels achieved widespread popularity in the 1700s and how the fabrication of this medium intersected with Enlightenment thinking.

About the Author

Katharine Baetjer is Curator, European Paintings, and Marjorie Shelley is Sherman Fairchild Conservator in Charge, Paper Conservation, both at the Metropolitan Museum.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300169812
Author:
Baetjer, Katharine
Publisher:
Metropolitan Museum of Art New York
Author:
Shelley, Marjorie
Subject:
Pastel
Subject:
Art-Pastels
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
75 color illus.
Pages:
56
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Europe General
Arts and Entertainment » Art » History » Romanticism
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Arts and Entertainment » Art » Painting » General
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Pastels
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Pastels and Acrylics
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Style and Design
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Themes In Art

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