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Women in the Garden

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Description: Women in the Garden
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Description: Monet’s Minutes: Impressionism and the Industrialization of Time
The eyes of a young woman in an arresting red shawl stare at the viewer through the glass panes of a door. She is outside looking in, and for a moment her glance catches our eye, though she will shortly move on. Once she does, we...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.22-49
Description: Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity
In the spring of 1866, Claude Monet began work on a large group portrait set in the garden of a house he had rented in Ville d’Avray, southwest of Paris. Two years later, Émile Zola described Women in the Garden (cat. 45), which had meanwhile been rejected by the Salon, as one of the young painter’s most characteristic works...
PublisherArt Institute of Chicago
Related print edition pages: pp.100-106
Description: Gardens and the Picturesque: Studies in the History of Landscape Architecture
Gardens were a favorite subject of impressionist painters. Their rich and fecund images of a blooming, apparently natural world, often engulfing the human figures enclosed within it (fig. 9.1), have in their turn become a source of delight today. The huge modern popularity of impressionist renderings of gardens and other landscapes both derives from and fuels a...
PublisherMIT Press
Related print edition pages: pp.243-283
Description: The Art of Impressionism: Painting Technique and the Making of Modernity
There is a dynamic relationship between depicted light – the light effects represented in Impressionist paintings – and the inherent luminosity of the materials and methods of handling used by the painters. Understanding this relationship is crucial in evaluating the modernity and meanings of Impressionist painting. The physical properties of their chosen materials facilitated...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.111-135
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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