French Painting
by Charles F. Stuckey

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Paris eclipsed Rome as the artistic capital of the Western world in the 15th and 16th centuries, and in succeeding periods, France was on the leading edge of aesthetic innovation. French Painting lavishly illustrates the ascendancy of French influence from medieval times, when religious themes dominated the miniature world of illuminated manuscripts, through the golden age of the Sun King, to the familiar impressionist and post-impressionist eras.

With over 300 full-color plates, French Painting guides the reader through the finest collections in Europe, Asia, and North America as it visually unfolds the glorious role of France in the arts. The volume presents painters of the neoclassic, romantic, rococo, realist, impressionist, fauvist, cubist, dadaist, and surrealist movements that have shaped French art. The most notable artists of France are represented between these covers: Fouquet, Poussin, Watteau, Géricault, Corot, Delacroix, Courbet, Rousseau, Duchamps, Manet, Pissaro, Renoir, Monet, Gauguin, Cézanne, Seurat, Van Gogh, Chagall, Dali, Matisse, and Miro.

The large format of French Painting allows generously sized reproductions that reveal, all in sumptuous color, the flowering of French artistic genius through the centuries. The reader is guided through this cultural odyssey by thirty detailed essays describing the historical influences and artistic developments that shaped French painting.


11 x 14 in., 320 pages
ISBN: 0-88363-973-4

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