Synopses & Reviews
Neo-Impressionism, the style pioneered by Georges Seurat (1859and#150;1891), has long been associated with exquisite landscapes and intriguing scenes of urban leisure. Yet the movementand#8217;s use of dotted brushwork and color theory also produced arresting portraits of unusual beauty and perception. The Neo-Impressionist Portrait
is the first book to examine the astonishing portraits produced by the most important figures of Neo-Impressionism, including Seurat himself, Henri-Edmond Cross, Georges Lemmen, Maximilien Luce, Paul Signac, Henry van de Velde, Vincent van Gogh, and Thand#233;o van Rysselberghe. Essays by esteemed scholar Jane Block detail the emergence of portraiture as a genre within the Neo-Impressionist movement, first in France and then in Belgium, as well as the continuing artistic dialogues between the regions. More than one hundred color illustrations, biographies of seventeen Neo-Impressionist artists, and a catalogue of sixty paintings make up this authoritative book on a key chapter of the Post-Impressionist era.
The Neo-Impressionist Portrait, 1886and#150;1904
offers fresh insights into the astonishing portraits of the Neo-Impressionist movement and, in stunning color illustrations, reveals the remarkable character, context, and diversity of this chapter of the Post-Impressionist era.
About the Author
Jane Block is Turyn Professor and Head of the Ricker Library of Architecture and Art at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ellen Wardwell Lee is Wood-Pulliam Senior Curator at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.