FRENCH MASTER DRAWINGS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY by Klaus-Ed. Berger

FRENCH MASTER DRAWINGS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

One of the finest in this excellent master drawings series, companion volume to French Master Drawings of the Eighteenth Century, but in appeal much more general in coming close to our own times. The editor, Professor of Art at the University of Kansas City, is a specialist in this field, and presents here an individual point of view in regard to a great artistic epoch. He sees it as a period of conflict between the classic and the baroque, outgrowth of typical tensions that give French art its breadth and depth, its opulence and vitality, its discipline of moderation and its tenacious encompassment of concept of pure form. The drawings of the rococo period blazed the trail for the impressionists' shorthand. In the 57 examples of the period he has selected, there are representative drawings by such famous artists as Daumier, Millet, Pissaro, Rodin, Degas, Renoir, Cezanne, Sourat, Van Gogh, as well as many less well known, Barye, Sisley, Raffet, and others. The Notes on the plates give skeleton data on the artists and concentrate on analysis of the drawings.

Publisher: Harper