Impressionism (World of Art)

Origins, Practice, Reception

Belinda Thomson

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A highly accessible and fresh account which brings together the very latest research on this most popular of all art movements

Overview

Belinda Thomson illuminates Impressionist art through the thinking and personal lives of the artists themselves, examining the factors that allowed Impressionism to develop when it did.

In her discussion of the style and subject matter of the paintings themselves, she draws on a wide range of sources and comparative material. She investigates the family background of the Impressionists, the importance of the art market and collecting, and the influence of the critical reception to their exhibitions.

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Reviews

'Full of new insights and informed by recent developments in the social history of art, it is also, to its credit, written in an eloquent and eminently readable style '
Linda Nochlin

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Specifications

Format: Paperback

Size: 21.0 x 15.0 cm

Extent: 272 pp

Illustrations: 256

Publication date: 2 October 2000

ISBN: 9780500203354

About the Author

Belinda Thomson is an independent art historian specializing in 19th and early 20th-century French art. She has published widely on Impressionist and Post-Impressionist topics. In 2011 she was awarded an honorary professorship in history of art at the University of Edinburgh and in 2013 the distinction of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des arts et des lettres.