Fifty Years Of Modern Painting, Corot To Sargent

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byJohn Ernest Phythian

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...Monet and Pissarro, we recollect, were confirmed in their method of interpreting nature, both by English landscape and by English art. Turner had endeavoured to render the most subtle and fleeting atmospheric effects. Take Rain, Steam and Speed, the picture of which a reproduction appears opposite an earlier page. As the title suggests, the artist has not concerned himself primarily with the stable elements in the landscape; they are but a means to an end; they are sacrificed, almost blotted out by the rain which, even in England, is but transitory. More fleeting still is the steam, first invisible, then, in its moment of change visible, soon invisible again. Then there are dimly seen through the rain-laden air, fugitive, also, themselves, not so much the train and the hare as the rush of the train over the viaduct, and the swift flight of the hare which is seeking to escape from the train. It was such work as this that arrested the attention of the two French painters and showed them the way along which they were to travel even further than Turner had gone. So English art influenced French art. During the last quarter of the nineteenth century, however, French art fully returned the service rendered. English and Scotch students in large numbers went, as they still go, to Paris. The effects are visible--only too visible some will say--in all our exhibitions, even in that stronghold of convention, the Royal Academy. And for this reason it is desirable that before we complete our study of English painting we should follow the general course of painting in France during the half-century we are surveying. The Impressionist movement in France, like the Pre-Raphaelite movement in England, was but one phase of the growth of the whole art of the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...Monet and Pissarro, we recollect, were confirmed in their method of interpreting nature, both by English landsc...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:110 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217475620

ISBN - 13:9780217475624

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