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Early Impressionism and the French State (1866–1874)

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  • Date Published: February 2000
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521775427

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  • Early Impressionism and the French State explores the reception of modernist painting in the years that preceded the Impressionist exhibition of 1874. Opening with an extensive analysis of the ministry of fine arts and the politics of the Salon, the study considers the Salon experiences of Courbet, Manet, and the group that became known as the Impressionists: Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Degas, Morisot, Cézanne, and Bazille. This book also examines how art was politicized during the Second Empire and the impact that this had on the interpretation of early Impressionist works.

    • Scholarly yet jargon-free
    • Provides in-depth analysis of the French administration of fine arts and of the government's Salon
    • Considers Impressionists in relation to Courbet and Manet
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Roos stakes out important new territory in her focus on the Salon paintings of the modernists and their troubled relationship to France's fine-arts administration." The Art Bulletin

    "...the author cleverly succeeds in showing the birth of Impressionism in a different light from that so often repeated in recent literature." The Art Newspaper

    "Jane Mayo Roos's cogently argued and crisply written book explores in detail the successive ways in which the shifting structures and regulations of the Salon, often shaped by political expediency or personality rather than the needs and ambitions of artists, affected the fortunes of the circle of painters who in 1874 showed in what we now call the first Impressionist exhibition." The Burlington Magazine

    "Roos should be commended for clear writing and her belief in the importance of historical context....the text poses interesting questions about the reshaping of art history through its packaging for college courses." E.K. Menon, Choice

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521775427
    • length: 320 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 203 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.88kg
    • contains: 153 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. The politics of the Règlement
    2. Women at the Salon
    3. The politics of the Salon
    4. The cat's meow
    5. The stag at bay
    6. Paris interlude
    7. The black cat returns
    8. On the brink of success
    9. The cummune, the column, and the toppling of Courbet
    10. Regression in the wake of war
    11. The onset of the 'moral order'
    12. The politics of the Société Anonyme.

  • Author

    Jane Mayo Roos, Hunter College, City University of New York

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