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Working Among Flowers: Floral Still-Life Painting In Nineteenth-Century France by Heather Macdonald

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Publisher : Yale University Press
Binding : Hardcover
Pages : 184
Publication Date : 2014
Condition : USED - VERY GOOD
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A clean book with unmarked pages, firm binding, no foxing, unsoiled, and that it is as close to new as possible but it is not brand new.
A superb exploration of the radical re-invention of the floral still life by 19th-century French painters Working Among Flowers explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. This beautiful book features works by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Vincent van Gogh, Edouard Manet, and Paul Cézanne as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. Insightful essays reveal the emerging dialogue between the floral still life, botanical illustration, and models of science; the critical context for instruction in and reception of flower painting; the misunderstood relationship between avant-garde flower painting and the market; the cultural meanings of the vases and ceramic vessels depicted by painters; and the literary context for flower painting.   Book Description Beautifully illustrated, this book sheds new light on the dramatic evolution of the floral still life in 19th-century France.