Drawn in Colour
Degas from the Burrell Collection
One of the great British industrialist art collectors, Sir William Burrell (1861–1958) had a particular passion for the work of the French Impressionist Edgar Degas. This catalogue, with its essays on Degas and Burrell, and commentary on over 30 works, accompanied an exhibition in 2017, on the centenary of Degas’ death. Reflecting the artists’ preoccupations with dancers and horse-racing, the works reproduced include the famous The Rehearsal and Jockeys in the Rain.
Through the Seasons at Giverny
In 1883 Monet began transforming the garden at Giverny, infusing the planting with the sense of colour and atmosphere that he expressed in his art. Vivien Russell explores his creative process and love of horticulture before discussing highlights from the garden, including the waterlilies, and demonstrating through hundreds of photographs the seasonal changes in its colour palette.
Mothers and Children
Mary Cassatt’s tender images of women and children offer an insight into domesticity and their subjects’ everyday lives, and redefined portraiture as a genre. Introduced by two essays outlining her career and beliefs, the 50 examples collected here range from 1878 to 1914 and reveal the influence of Japanese prints and Renaissance paintings of the Madonna and child as well as Cassatt’s mastery of Impressionism.
Van Gogh: A Life in Places
Following Van Gogh from his native Netherlands to his residences across England, Belgium and France, this concise biography focuses on how he portrayed the different locations he lived in and what his extensive writing on each one reveals. Illustrated throughout, the book considers his images of buildings as portraits, imbued with character, and shows his progression from making detailed drawings to creating landscape paintings and, eventually, developing his distinctive style.
Impressionists in their Gardens
Monet at Giverny, Renoir at Les Collettes, the American Impressionist Childe Hassam in Celia Thaxter’s garden at Appledore, and, contemporary with the Impressionists, Gertrude Jekyll’s creation of Munstead Wood; these are among the artists and the inspirational gardens described and illustrated – by both paintings and photographs – in this unusual study.
Painting the Impressionistic Landscape
Exploring Light and Color in Watercolor and Acrylic
Focusing on trees, flowers and seascapes, this illustrated manual explains how to identify the elements of a scene that capture its essence and develop them to create a personal vision in the spirit of the Impressionists. Aimed at landscape painters of all levels, advice is also given on tools and materials, the transition from plein air to the studio, and techniques including wax resist and scraping for texture.
Into the Undergrowth
Sous-bois (or undergrowth) emerged as a sub-genre of landscape painting in 19th-century French art, typically in the form of a study of tree trunks and the forest floor, or trees with a solitary figure. This exhibition catalogue explores Van Gogh’s contributions through 30 paintings by the artist and his contemporaries and precursors, including Corot, Gauguin and Cézanne. Accompanying essays examine the Barbizon School, Van Gogh’s nature painting and his 1890 canvas, Undergrowth with Two Figures.
Renoir and Friends
Luncheon of the Boating Party
The models for Renoir’s famous painting Luncheon of the Boating Party (1880–1881) were fellow artists, critics, collectors and friends, and this exhibition catalogue takes the picture as a starting point to explore Renoir’s world. The artist’s style and influences are assessed through the work of contemporaries, including Caillebotte, Degas and Manet, and the painting is forensically examined, including X-ray images that reveal hidden details.
Masterpieces of Art
After Michael Robinson’s succinct, illustrated essay tracing the progress of the Impressionist movement from Édouard Manet’s Music in the Tuileries Gardens (1862) to Monet’s Waterlilies (1903), this volume from the Masterpieces of Art series presents 88 full-page reproductions of some of the greatest Impressionist works. In three sections – paintings of modern life, landscape and domesticity – the selection includes Renoir’s The Theatre Box (1874), Degas’ L’Absinthe, and The Sea at L’Estaque (1878) by Cézanne.
Masterpieces of Art
Often described as the ‘Father of Modern Art’, Paul Cézanne (1839–1906) holds a pivotal position between the Impressionists that he exhibited with and the abstraction that his experimental work leaned towards. This volume from the popular Masterpieces of Art series introduces the life, artistic career and legacy of Cézanne before presenting full-page reproductions of 85 paintings – still lifes, landscapes, portraits and nudes.
Masterpieces of Art
A founder member of the French Impressionists, Berthe Morisot (1841–95) was highly regarded by her circle of artists and widely praised as a colourist, but the experimental element of her work went unrecognized until the late 20th century. Ann Kay’s illustrated introduction to the life and work of the artist accompanies around 90 reproductions, including Morisot’s paintings of gardens and landscapes, her portraits of women and children, and depictions of the Parisian leisured class at play.
Monet in Giverny
Landscapes of Reflection
With the focus on a select group of twelve paintings, among them Le Bassin des Nymphéas (1904) and Wisteria Number 1 and 2 (1920), this catalogue of an exhibition at Cincinnati Art Museum examines aspects of Monet’s work, including the depiction of water and the sanctuary of Giverny during the First World War, and ends with an article on Monet and his garden written in 1891 by the French art critic Octave Mirbeau.
Monet's Water Lilies
The Agapanthus Triptych
Although Claude Monet intended the three water lily paintings he named Agapanthus to stay together, the panels were bought by three different American galleries in the late 1950s. In 2011, the paintings were reunited and exhibited as a triptych at the Saint Louis Art Museum. This volume, with an essay by the curator Simon Kelly, a technical study, and many details of the panels accompanied the exhibition. 3 page fold-out included.
In this Masterpieces of Art study of the four painters who came to be known as the Scottish Colourists – Samuel Peploe (1871–1935), John Duncan Fergusson (1874–1961), George Leslie Hunter (1877–1931) and Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell (1883–1937) – Susan Grange examines their shared artistic influences, including the Glasgow Boys and continental Post-Impressionism, gives an illustrated introduction to the career of each artist, and presents 88 reproductions, including still life, landscapes, portraits, townscapes and interiors.
Water Lilies & The Garden of Giverny
In 1883 Claude Monet sailed his studio boat down the Seine and came upon a farmhouse in the tiny hamlet of Giverny. It was here that he would spend the rest of his life, creating the gardens and lily ponds that inspired his best-known works. Richly illustrated with many of his paintings, this magnificent book explores his life and art, his subtle mastery of light, and the creation of the Grandes Décorations that now hang in the Orangerie in Paris.
Vincent Van Gogh
‘I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.’ Numerous extracts from Van Gogh’s correspondence with his brother Theo run alongside a broad selection of his works in this highly illustrated volume, revealing much about the artist’s inner life, his hopes, health, travel plans and artistic intentions. While the letters run chronologically, the artwork dances between periods, the combination resulting in a moving visual account of a life lived through letters and art.
The Letters of Paul Cézanne
Misunderstood by his peers but hailed by later generations as the father of modern art, Cézanne has long fascinated artists and art lovers, writers, poets and philosophers. This new annotated translation of his letters provides fresh insight into his views on art, politics, literature and friendship. Illustrated with more than 70 images, this book enriches our knowledge of the artist and the man, who emerges as wittier, wiser, more irascible, more philosophical, and above all, more fully human.
Impressionism in Scotland
At the end of the 19th century, the prosperous manufacturers of Glasgow and Edinburgh were among the earliest collectors of Impressionist paintings. This catalogue of an exhibition at the National Gallery of Scotland, featuring more than 150 colour plates, brings together paintings that were once, or are still, in Scottish collections. Major works by Manet, Degas, Renoir, Pissaro, Sisley and Cezanne are juxtaposed with those of Scottish artists such as Guthrie, Lavery and Orchardson who were influenced by them.
Fashion in Impressionist Paris
The Paris of the Impressionists was the fashion capital of the world. Featuring paintings by Degas, Manet, Monet and Morisot, this book follows in the footsteps of stylish Parisians – at home, in cafés, in the park and on holiday; and it uses vintage photographs and prints to explore the worlds of dressmaking, millinery and the department store, while providing fresh insight into some of the most popular paintings of the 19th century.
Masterpieces of Art
Julian Beecroft's introduction to the great Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919) is accompanied by a wonderful selection of his paintings, including striking portraits of himself and Claude Monet in 1865 and many famous depictions of Paris and Parisians, including La Loge (1874), Madame Charpentier and her Children (1878) and The Umbrellas (c.1881–86).