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Realism in the Age of Impressionism
Painting and the Politics of Time

Marnin Young

The late 1870s and early 1880s were watershed years in the history of French painting. As outgoing economic and social structures were being replaced by a capitalist, measured time, Impressionist artists sought to create works that could be perceived in an instant, capturing the sensations of rapidly transforming modern life. Yet a generation of artists pushed back against these changes, spearheading a short-lived revival of the Realist practices that had dominated at mid-century and advocating slowness in practice, subject matter, and beholding. In this illuminating book, Marnin Young looks closely at five works by Jules Bastien-Lepage, Gustave Caillebotte, Alfred-Philippe Roll, Jean-François Raffaëlli, and James Ensor, artists...


2015   272 pp.  60 color + 75 b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300208320  $75.00 tx

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Delacroix
and the Rise of Modern Art
 



Georges Seurat
The Art of Vision
 



Inventing Impressionism
Paul Durand-Ruel and the Modern Art Market
 



Futures of Surrealism
Myth, Science Fiction, and Fantastic Art in France, 1936–1969
 



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
 



Neo-Impressionism and the Dream of Realities
Painting, Poetry, Music
 



Working Among Flowers
Floral Still-Life Painting in Nineteenth-Century France
 



French Art Deco
 



From San Juan to Paris and Back
Francisco Oller and Caribbean Art in the Era of Impressionism
 



Matisse's Sculpture
The Pinup and the Primitive
 



Gustave Moreau
History Painting, Spirituality, and Symbolism
 



Mind's Eye
Masterworks on Paper from David to Cézanne
 



The Bronze Horseman
Falconet's Monument to Peter the Great
 



The Neo-Impressionist Portrait, 1886–1904
 



The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux
 



André Le Nôtre in Perspective
 



Paul Signac (1863–1935)
Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings, and Prints
 



The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden
 

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