La storia dell'Impressionismo - John Rewald - Johan & Levi - Libro Johan & Levi Editore

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La storia dell'Impressionismo

When the first edition appeared in 1946, The History of Impressionism was immediately celebrated for the extraordinary simplicity of its layout, its use of primary sources and, by drilling down to the smallest detail, its ability to reconstruct the events that culminated in the first Impressionist exhibition of 1874. Covering a total timespan of some thirty years, from 1855 to 1886, the volume chronicles a strenuous battle made up of triumphs and defeats, integrity and perseverance, in the slow and contorted process of knocking down the wall of dissenting critics and bourgeois prejudices. The revolt’s leaders were Monet, Bazille, Manet, Degas, Pissarro, Sisley, Gauguin, Morisot, Redon, Seurat and Signac, who, devoted to painting en plein air and impatient with traditional forms of representation, created canvases that were held up to public contempt, and then turned a journalist’s derisory epithet – “painters of impression” – into their banner.

In this astute blend of scientific rigour and public accessibility, John Rewald gracefully offers critical insight without ever ceding to the pitfalls of technical jargon. The result is a narrative that exerts a strong grip on the reader. This book is the most accurate account of a key period in art history, evoking the climate, aromas, friendships and nuances of the various personalities by reconstructing the artists’ dialogues and daily lives. The wealth of quotations Rewald amassed from surviving witnesses is of vital importance, gathered in the knowledge that this would be the last chance to fix them in time.

The author continued to enrich his seminal text of research into Impressionism over the years until 1973. It is that version that we republish here, with a new colour image layout that pays homage to these artists whose work was, above all, a revolution in light and colour.

Written by
Translation of
Topics Critics
Panoramas
Collection Parole e immagini
Publisher Johan & Levi
Size 16,5 x 24 cm
Pages 606 pages
Volume 356 colour images
Published on 11/2019
ISBN 9788860102270
 

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Prefazione - Flaminio Gualdoni


Introduzione


I. 1855-1859


L’Esposizione universale di Parigi, 1855 - Panorama dell’arte francese


II. 1859-1861


Monet e Boudin - Manet e Degas - L’Académie Suisse - L’atelier di Courbet


III. 1862-1863


Lo studio di Gleyre - Il Salon des Refusés e la riorganizzazione dell’École des Beaux-Arts


IV. 1864-1866


Barbizon e i suoi pittori - Altri Salon - Successi e delusioni


V. 1866-1868


Zola critico d’arte - Un’altra Esposizione universale - Progetti per un’esposizione collettiva - Nuove difficoltà per Monet


VI. 1869-1870


Il Café Guerbois - Stampe giapponesi - “La Grenouillère”


VII. 1870-1871


Il Salon del 1870 - La guerra franco-prussiana e la Comune – Monet e Pissarro a Londra


VIII. 1872-1873


Gli anni del dopoguerra - Auvers-sur-Oise - Un altro Salon des Refusés


IX. 1873-1874


La prima mostra collettiva (1874) - L’origine della parola “Impressionismo”


X. 1874-1877


Argenteuil - Caillebotte e Chocquet - Vendite all’asta e altre esposizioni - Primi echi all’estero - Il pamphlet di Duranty, La Nouvelle peinture


XI. 1877-1879


Il Café de la Nouvelle Athènes - Renoir, Sisley e Monet al Salon - Un nuovo critico d’arte: Huysmans –  Discordie violente


XII. 1880-1883


Altre esposizioni e contrasti di idee - Morte di Manet


XIII. 1883-1885


Insoddisfazione e dubbi - Gauguin a Copenaghen - Redon – Seurat e Signac - La Société des Indépendants


XIV. 1886


Ottava e ultima mostra impressionista - Primo successo di Durand-Ruel in America - Gauguin e van Gogh


XV. Gli anni dopo il 1886

La storia dell'Impressionismo

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