MODERN PAINTERS by Lionello Venturi

MODERN PAINTERS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Companion volume to Painting and Painters, by a Professor of Aesthetics at the University of Rome, this is a discussion of eight 19th century painters, which combines appreciation and criticism, placement and significance, with biographical background and an appraisal of individual paintings. The book will have 157 reproductions. The artists included are Goya, who broke with tradition in the 18th century; Constable, who went beyond romanticism to naturalism; David, revolutionary in politics who gave artistic representation to the French Revolution; Ingres, with his bizarre romanticism; Delacroix, greatest of the romanticists; Corot, who attenuated the tendencies of the century; Deumier, greater as a painter, more famous as a caricaturist; Courbet, whose realism made impressionism possible. For students and lovers of art.

Pub Date: Sept. 8th, 1947
Publisher: Scribner