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The François Zola Dam, detail

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Description: The Art of Impressionism: Painting Technique and the Making of Modernity
Self-conscious modernity, the search for novelty (nouveauté), could be signalled by artists’ emphasis on the tactile materiality of their paint surfaces. By stressing the optical engagement of the spectator – whether in subtle nuances of tone and simultaneous contrasts of hue, in bravura brushwork or in the textural complexity of the paint layer – they alerted their...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.30-49
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00125.006

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