This one-volume edition contains both text and plates and includes corrections in the text and bibliography made since the books publication in 1987. There are concise monographic chapters on the important artists and movements of the period, with material on each artists life and work, characteristics of style, and the relationship of the artistic movements to historical and intellectual currents of the time. The author covers a wide range of material and his presentation is lucid and perceptive. Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Academics and Salon Painters, and Impressionism are covered, and the following artists are included: David, Gros, Girodet, Grard, Gurin, Prudhon, Goya, Fuseli, Blake, Runge, Friedrich, Turner, Constable, Igres, Gricault, Delacroix, Corot, Rousseau, Daumier, Millet, Courbet, Manet, Degas, Monet, Renoir, Sisley, Pissarro, and Czanne.
Table of Contents
Introduction; David and His School; Francisco Jos de Goya y Lucientes, 1746-1828; British Neoclassicism and William Blake; German Romantics; English Landscape; French Romantics; French Landscape; Realism; Academic and Salon Painters; Edouard Manet, 1832-1883; Edgar Degas, 1834-1917; Impressionism; Paul Czanne, 1839-1906.
Lorenz Eitner (Author)