This book focuses exclusively on masterful drawings, watercolors, and pastels from 19th-century France.
Spanning the period from Romanticism to Neo-Impressionism, this beautiful book reveals the extraordinary richness, diversity, and inventiveness that fueled a remarkably creative period of French drawing — called »the paper century« in the opening essay. Brilliant drawings by Degas, Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin, and Seurat as well as by many of their peers allow for a close inspection of such key artistic movements as Realism, Impressionism, and the art of the Nabis and Symbolists. With some 150 color reproductions, this volume serves as a perfect introduction to the exquisite techniques and talents of artists whose work continues to inspire and amaze.
“Well written [and] informative.”—The Washington Post
Margeret Morgan Grasselli is Curator and Head of Old Master Drawings, National Gallery of Art, Washington.
Andrew Robison is Andrew W. Mellon Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Art.
Richard R. Brettell is the Margaret McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetics at the University of Texas and former Director of the Dallas Museum of Art. He is the author of numerous books on art.
Hardcover, Linen with jacket, 166 pages, 24x28,5, 135 color illustrations
$ 49.95 | £ 35.00
Publishing House: Prestel
Date of publication:
US June 30, 2012
UK June 30, 2012