Sisley

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Abrams,
Pub. Date:
1992.
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English
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Alfred Sisley (1839 -- 99) was one of the greatest landscape painters of the nineteenth century and a leading figure in the Impressionist movement. His celebrated snow scenes of the Paris suburbs, his views of the flooded Seine at Pont-Marly and the colourful regattas on the Thames achieve a superb tonal balance and poetry of mood, while also giving a lively depiction of their subjects. Richard Shone brings a fresh eye and an intimate knowledge of the Ile de France to this, the most detailed and authoritative survey yet to appear of Sisley's life and works. With a wealth of illustrations and an absorbing text, and now reiussued as an attractively priced paperback, this book reveals Sisley as an artist of seductive power and originality.
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9780810938328
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display_descriptionAlfred Sisley (1839-1899) was one of the greatest landscape painters of the nineteenth century and a leading figure in the Impressionist movement. This is the most detailed and authoritative survey of his life and work to be published thus far. With a wealth of illustrations, much new research, and an absorbing text, it reveals Sisley as an artist of seductive power and originality. Sisley's painting was devoted to the landscape. His celebrated scenes of the Paris countryside, views of the flooded Seine at Port-Marly, and colorful regattas on the Thames achieve a superb balance of tones and a poetic evocation of mood while also offering a lively depiction of their subjects. Kenneth Clark described the wonderful series of Thames paintings as embodying "the perfect moment of Impressionism." And yet, as his friend Arsene Alexandre said, "Sisley lived proud and died poor." His art gained full recognition only after his death, and even now his work is often overlooked. Richard Shone brings to this long-awaited book a fresh eye and an intimate knowledge of the Ile de France, the locale of many of Sisley's paintings. Shone's research has brought to light much new biographical information - on the artist's early career, his struggle to earn a living, and his secluded later years - all of which leads to a greater understanding of Sisley's artistic development. The many full-color illustrations include important series of paintings never before reproduced together in such quantity - the floods, the snow scenes, the church at Moret-sur-Loing, the Welsh coast. From this landmark book emerges a picture of a painter continually renewing his art, absorbing varied influences yet creating a personal vision of rural France that is as enduring and enchanting as the work of his fellow Impressionists. Richard Shone confirms the truth of Pissarro's description of Sisley as "a great and beautiful artist."
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subject_facetCriticism, interpretation, etc
France
Impressionism (Art)
Impressionism (Art) -- France
Impressionnisme (Art) -- France
Peintres -- France -- Biographies
Schilderijen
Sisley, Alfred, -- 1839-1899
Sisley, Alfred, -- 1839-1899 -- Criticism and interpretation
Sisley, Alfred, -- 1839-1899 -- Critique et interprétation
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Critique et interprétation
Impressionism (Art)
Impressionnisme (Art)
Peintres
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Sisley, Alfred