Item Number: 148716
Title: Color and Light : The Neo-Impressionist HENRI-EDMOND CROSS
Author: Frank, Frederic (et al)
Record created on 04/18/18
Description: Munich-New York: Prestel, 2018. 30cm., hardcover, 248pp., 200 color illus. Exhibition to be held at Museum Barberini, Potsdam. English text.
Summary: Inspired by the work of Realist painters such as Gustave Courbet and Francois Bonvin, Henri-Edmond Crossís earliest paintings were compositions in dark, somber colors. Following his involvement with the avant-gardist circle around Georges Seurat, he gradually adopted the Neo-Impressionist technique and began to develop a unique visual vocabulary. After his move to the Mediterranean coast in 1891, Crossís palette became increasingly lighter, resulting in dazzlingly colorful landscapes, genre paintings, and compositions that are overlaid with mythological and allegorical allusions. This volume traces Crossís artistic trajectory through all stages of his prolific career and situates his masterful approach to color and light within the broader context of the European avant-garde of his time. In addition, it examines the painterís anarchist sympathies and the political dimensions of his depictions of utopian sceneries.
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