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Colours of Impressionism

Masterpieces from the Musee d’Orsay

Edited by Marine Kiesel, and Edited by Paul Perrin

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$35.00 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-981-11-4515-5

208 pages
11.5" × 9"
142 color/10 b&w illustrations
2018
Distributed by Penn State University Press for National Gallery Singapore

Colours of Impressionism

Masterpieces from the Musee d’Orsay

Edited by Marine Kiesel, and Edited by Paul Perrin

One of the great innovations of the Impressionists was their radical use of colour: their application of strokes of complementary or contrasting hues captured the shifting effects of light and foregrounded the nature of vision. The development of Impressionism and its poetics of resistance are traced in Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay, which brings together celebrated works from Impressionist masters. Using colour as the lens through which to magnify the movement’s intricacies, this catalogue sweeps us from Manet’s rich blacks, through green and blue landscapes of Monet and Cézanne, to the sensuous pinks of Renoir. In the process of this journey, scientific discoveries emerge and definitions of modernity are expanded, illuminating these artists’ radical tendencies to disavow preconceptions of art.

 

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One of the great innovations of the Impressionists was their radical use of colour: their application of strokes of complementary or contrasting hues captured the shifting effects of light and foregrounded the nature of vision. The development of Impressionism and its poetics of resistance are traced in Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay, which brings together celebrated works from Impressionist masters. Using colour as the lens through which to magnify the movement’s intricacies, this catalogue sweeps us from Manet’s rich blacks, through green and blue landscapes of Monet and Cézanne, to the sensuous pinks of Renoir. In the process of this journey, scientific discoveries emerge and definitions of modernity are expanded, illuminating these artists’ radical tendencies to disavow preconceptions of art.

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