Michael Shamansky, Bookseller Inc.
Importer of European Publications in the Fine Arts
P.O. Box 3904, Kingston, New York 12402 Phone: 845-331-8519 Email: mshamans@artbooks.com

Item Number: 148716
Title: Color and Light : The Neo-Impressionist HENRI-EDMOND CROSS
Author: Frank, Frederic (et al)
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 9783791357737
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.

Quantity: Purchase Order (optional):


Michael Shamansky, Bookseller Inc.
P.O. Box 3904, Kingston, New York 12402 US
Phone: 845-331-8519
Fax: 845-331-0852
Email: michael@artbooks.com

© Copyright 1996-2019 Michael Shamansky, Bookseller Inc.
Design & Hosting by Ives & Shaughnessy Web Information Services