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By Colta Ives, Elizabeth E. Barker

This e-book provides 100 and fifteen drawings and work from the holdings of Karen B. Cohen, a famous manhattan collector. those French and English nineteenth-century works comprise landscapes, images, determine compositions, and nonetheless lifes by means of nice artists of the Romantic interval, of the Barbizon tuition, and of the Realist college, starting with Prud'hon and finishing with Seurat. A diversified variety of compositions via such masters as Gericault, Corot, Rousseau, Couture, Daubigny, and particularly Delacroix is incorporated. one of the highlights is a bunch of oil work by means of Courbet—both landscapes and portraits—and a chain of cloud reviews via Constable. simply because those photographs were held for thus lengthy in inner most palms, such a lot are little recognized at the present time, even though they have been made by way of famous masters. Many are released right here for the 1st time, frequently with comparative illustrations.

Colta Ives conceived this booklet and is its major writer. She offers documentation and observation for every paintings, putting it in the context of the artist's improvement and connecting it to modern creative traits and suggestions. Elizabeth E. Barker has contributed entries on Constable and Bonington.

The personality of the pictures assembled is notable, reflecting the collector's own reaction to the turbulent dramas of the Romantics, the clean discovery of panorama through French and English painters of the college of Nature, and the somber realism of Courbet and his fans. approximately the entire artists represented have been alternately damned and praised for his or her modernity, for they have been wanting to current the flora and fauna in as bright a fashion as attainable. Their delicate remedy of nature and of human lifestyles, usually in a fluid, cursory sort, used to be meant to elicit a heightened reaction from the viewer. For the main half historic heritage and fantasy have been left in the back of for the immediacy of the current. Romanticism and the college of Nature can be the tale of an excellent collector and her autonomous discoveries. This book will accompany an exhibition proven on the Metropolitan Museum of paintings from October sixteen, 2000, to January 21, 2001.

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