Synopses & Reviews
No other movement has had as great an impact on art in the last 200 years, nor been as popular with museumgoers, as the Impressionists. This breathtaking volumeand#8212;filled with fabulous facsimile artifacts, including letters, reviews, posters, preliminary sketches, palette lists, and moreand#8212;looks at the journey these great painters endured to establish themselves in the art world. It places the art in its historical context, analyzes the predominant techniques, focuses on the major painters and on the female Impressionists, explains how their work influenced later generations, and even reveals the artists' loves and personal battles.
Vincent Van Gogh is famous as much for his tortured life as for his remarkable paintings. The Treasures of Vincent Van Gogh offers unique insight into this solitary genius--from his difficult childhood to his inspiring artistic struggles to his tragic suicide. Ten items of rare facsimile memorabilia--including Van Gogh's birth record and private letters to his brother, Theo, and to fellow artist Gauguin--make this beautifully illustrated, meticulously researched book a must-have for admirers of Van Gogh's work.
Breathtaking and illuminating, The Treasures of the Impressionists follows such luminaries as Monet, Renoir, Manet, Degas, and Bazille from their initial encounters in Paris to their first exhibitions, to their later landscapes and portraits. The amazing removable memorabilia includes newspaper reviews, sketchbook extracts, posters, cartoons, illustrated letters, catalogs, and more.
About the Author
Cornelia Homburg studied art history in Germany, the US, and the Netherlands, receiving her MA from the University of Chicago and her PhD from the University of Amsterdam. In 1994 she became Curator at the Washington University Gallery of Art in St. Louis, MO, and three years later the Saint Louis Art Museum appointed her Curator of 19th and 20th Century Painting and Sculpture. Since 2003 she has worked as an independent art historian. She lives in France.