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At the Races in the Country

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Description: At the Races in the Country
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Description: Impressions of Light: The French Landscape from Corot to Monet
Pierre-Henri de Valenciennes, born in Toulouse in 1750, was one of many French artists who went to Italy. These artists wanted to study the works of Renaissance masters and to absorb the flavor of the countryside around Rome that had inspired the great seventeenth-century French painters resident there, Claude Lorrain and Nicolas Poussin. Valenciennes went to Italy...
PublisherMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston
Related print edition pages: pp.56-239
Description: Art and the French Commune: Imagining Paris after War and Revolution
~First, it is necessary to examine the situation of the various members of the French avant-garde at the time of the establishment of the Commune and their response to it. This in turn cannot be discussed independently of the Franco-Prussian war which immediately preceded the Commune and with which it is inescapably attached. The presence of Prussian...
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.46-76
Description: Degas at Harvard
Sixty years ago—in 1944 to be precise—I went to Harvard to take the Museum Course ...
PublisherHarvard Art Museums
Related print edition pages: pp.77-94
Description: Impressionism: Art, Leisure, and Parisian Society
James McCabe, the American visitor, was convinced that Louis Napoleon had enacted Meryon’s “Loi Solaire.” His account of Second Empire Paris is especially revealing when placed alongside Henry Tuckerman’s. Tuckerman saw through the sheen of imperial splendor to the authoritarian power it disguised....
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.141-193

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