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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"
The Biography of a Painting
 



Faces of Impressionism
Portraits from the Musée d'Orsay
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Neo-Impressionism and the Dream of Realities
Painting, Poetry, Music
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Working Among Flowers
Floral Still-Life Painting in Nineteenth-Century France
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French Art Deco
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From San Juan to Paris and Back
Francisco Oller and Caribbean Art in the Era of Impressionism
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Matisse's Sculpture
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Monet and the Seine
Impressions of a River
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Mind's Eye
Masterworks on Paper from David to Cézanne
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The Bronze Horseman
Falconet's Monument to Peter the Great
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The Neo-Impressionist Portrait, 1886–1904
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The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux
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André Le Nôtre in Perspective
 



Paul Signac (1863–1935)
Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings, and Prints
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The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden
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Poussin's Sacrament of Ordination
History, Faith, and the Sacred Landscape
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Delacroix and the Matter of Finish
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Impressionist France
Visions of Nation from Le Gray to Monet
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Léger
Modern Art and the Metropolis
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