By Colta Ives, Elizabeth E. Barker
This ebook offers 100 and fifteen drawings and work from the holdings of Karen B. Cohen, a famous manhattan collector. those French and English nineteenth-century works contain landscapes, snap shots, determine compositions, and nonetheless lifes by means of nice artists of the Romantic interval, of the Barbizon tuition, and of the Realist institution, starting with Prud'hon and finishing with Seurat. A assorted diversity of compositions via such masters as Gericault, Corot, Rousseau, Couture, Daubigny, and particularly Delacroix is integrated. one of the highlights is a gaggle of oil work by way of Courbet—both landscapes and portraits—and a chain of cloud stories through Constable. simply because those photos were held for therefore lengthy in deepest palms, such a lot are little recognized this day, although they have been made by way of famous masters. Many are released right here for the 1st time, usually with comparative illustrations.
Colta Ives conceived this book and is its major writer. She offers documentation and observation for every paintings, putting it in the context of the artist's improvement and connecting it to modern inventive developments and concepts. Elizabeth E. Barker has contributed entries on Constable and Bonington.
The personality of the pictures assembled is amazing, reflecting the collector's own reaction to the turbulent dramas of the Romantics, the clean discovery of panorama through French and English painters of the college of Nature, and the somber realism of Courbet and his fans. approximately the entire artists represented have been alternately damned and praised for his or her modernity, for they have been wanting to current the wildlife in as bright a fashion as attainable. Their delicate therapy of nature and of human existence, often in a fluid, cursory kind, was once meant to elicit a heightened reaction from the viewer. For the main half old heritage and fantasy have been left in the back of for the immediacy of the current. Romanticism and the varsity of Nature can be the tale of a superb collector and her self sufficient discoveries. This ebook will accompany an exhibition proven on the Metropolitan Museum of paintings from October sixteen, 2000, to January 21, 2001.
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