- Imprint: 5 Continents Editions
- Publication Date: October 30, 2018
- Price: $40.00
- Trim Size: 12 x 10
- ISBN: 978-88-7439-811-9
- EAN: 9788874398119
- Page Count: 144
- Illustrations: 98 color illustrations
- Format: Hardcover
- Rights: North America
A spectacular overview of French painting from Delacroix to Cézanne, along with superb Danish Golden Age paintings of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, are presented in this lavish volume, which accompanies a major exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada. The works, which are from the collection of the Ordrupgaard Museum near Copenhagen, showcase various stages in the careers of painters such as Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Gustave Courbet, Camille Pissarro, Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, Paul Gauguin, C.W. Eckersberg, and Vilhelm Hammershøi. While French impressionist, postimpressionist, and Danish works are the book’s focus, other—often contradictory—art movements of 19th-century France, including the Barbizon School and realism, are also well represented, and all the paintings are fully described and illustrated.
About the author
Jean-Marie Rouart is a writer and journalist. He was elected to the French Academy in 1997. Estelle Guille des Buttes is director and chief curator of Pont-Aven Museum in France. AdrienGoetz is a professor of art history at the University of Paris-Sorbonne and chief editor of Grande Galerie, Le Journal du Louvre.