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Gustave Moreau
History Painting, Spirituality, and Symbolism

Peter Cooke

The acclaimed French painter Gustave Moreau (1826–1898) strove to renew history painting by creating epic art in a nonacademic manner. In this thought-provoking book, Peter Cooke explains how Moreau essentially created pictorial Symbolism through his novel approach to the genre of history painting. In the process, the author closely examines the artist through some of his major paintings, his ideology and aesthetic, and, for the first time, in relation to other artists of his time and of the previous generations. The narrative follows Moreau’s career from his Neoclassical and academic training through his conversion to Romanticism, his studies in Italy, his experiences as an exhibitor at the Paris Salon, and his subsequent years as a profes...


2014   252 pp.  50 color + 100 b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300204339  $75.00 tx

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Benjamin-Constant
Marvels and Mirages of Orientalism
 



Monet's "Impression, Sunrise"
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Faces of Impressionism
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Neo-Impressionism and the Dream of Realities
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Mind's Eye
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The Bronze Horseman
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The Neo-Impressionist Portrait, 1886–1904
 



The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux
 



André Le Nôtre in Perspective
 



Paul Signac (1863–1935)
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The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden
 



Poussin's Sacrament of Ordination
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Delacroix and the Matter of Finish
 



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