Impressionism: Reimagining Art

Impressionism: Reimagining Art

Norbert Wolf


This beautifully illustrated examination of one of art’s most recognisable and popular styles traces the movement’s birth, development and global impact, including its historical precursors, contemporary rivals, its expansion from France to the rest of Europe and North America and the movements it inspired. Over 200 reproductions of entire works and highlighted details introduce readers to the Impressionists’ aesthetics and techniques, with insightful parallels are drawn between the paintings and contemporary works of music, photography and literature. The book highlights not only the French pioneers such as Claude Monet, Gustave Caillebotte, Edouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro and others, but also international protagonists such as Max Liebermann, Lovis Corinth, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase and James McNeill Whistler.

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