Painting: Musee D'orsay by Stéphane GuéganPainting: Musee D'orsay by Stéphane Guégan

Painting: Musee D'orsay

Text byStéphane Guégan

Hardcover | September 4, 2012

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The history of painting between 1848 and 1914 through one of the most beautiful collections of pictures in the world. Published for the twenty-fifth anniversary of the museum at the start of 2012, the volume presents 300 works in an order that is both chronological and thematic, thereby offering a comprehensive overview of the history of painting of the period, with the didactic intent of rendering it accessible to the widest possible public. Built up over time through purchases by the state, donations and bequests from artists, collectors, and patrons, and also thanks to an active acquisitions policy, the Musée d’Orsay’s collection of pictures today constitutes an exceptional holding represented by the greatest names and schools of painting between 1848 and 1914, such as symbolism (Moreau, Puvis de Chavannes, Redon), realism (Courbet, Fantin-Latour), the Barbizon school (Corot, Millet, Rousseau), impressionism (Caillebotte, Cézanne, Degas, Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Sisley), post impressionism (Seurat, Gauguin, van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec), and the Nabis (Bonnard, Denis, Vuillard). For its new hanging in the picture galleries, the Musée d’Orsay is highlighting its extraordinary masterpieces to offer the public an increasingly complete yet fresh survey of that fruitful and varied era, one of the most creative and abundant in the history of art.

Stéphane Guégan is curator at the Musée d’Orsay and has published numerous works, notably on Ingres, Delacroix, Chassériau, Gauguin, and Turner.
Title:Painting: Musee D'orsayFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 10.5 × 12.5 × 1.57 inPublished:September 4, 2012Publisher:SkiraLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:8857212467

ISBN - 13:9788857212463

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Excellent quality This book features excellent quality reproductions of the artwork on display in the museum itself. Featuring some very notable names and works, this book is a beautiful reminder of the art that man can produce.
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful! Color reproduction is perfect, and the quality of the paper is excellent. Almost all of the paintings do not have lengthy descriptions (The book is mostly the artwork itself) although there were a few essays at the end of the book, plus key paintings (Van Gogh's self portrait, for example) have a smaller sheet (like an insert, smaller than the actual page) preceding it which has the title of the work and a brief essay or description at the back. The lack of detailed descriptions for each painting were not a deal breaker in my opinion (it has the artist, the title, the year the work was painted, which for me was enough), because the artwork itself is presented beautifully. One painting per page, which is perfect. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-01-06