Romanticism & the School of Nature: Nineteenth-Century Drawings and Paintings from the Karen B. Cohen Collection

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, pix, determine compositions, and nonetheless lifes through nice artists of the Romantic interval, of the Barbizon university, and of the Realist institution, starting with Prud'hon and finishing with Seurat. A various variety of compositions via such masters as Gericault, Corot, Rousseau, Couture, Daubigny, and particularly Delacroix is incorporated. one of the highlights is a gaggle of oil work via Courbet—both landscapes and portraits—and a chain of cloud experiences by means of Constable. simply because those images were held for therefore lengthy in inner most fingers, such a lot are little identified this day, although they have been made through famous masters. Many are released the following for the 1st time, frequently with comparative illustrations.

Colta Ives conceived this book 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 inventive traits and strategies. Elizabeth E. Barker has contributed entries on Constable and Bonington.

The personality of the pictures assembled is impressive, reflecting the collector's own reaction to the turbulent dramas of the Romantics, the clean discovery of panorama via French and English painters of the college of Nature, and the somber realism of Courbet and his fans. approximately all of the artists represented have been alternately damned and praised for his or her modernity, for they have been desirous to current the wildlife in as brilliant a manner as attainable. Their delicate remedy of nature and of human lifestyles, often in a fluid, cursory kind, was once meant to elicit a heightened reaction from the viewer. For the main half historic background and fable have been left at the back of for the immediacy of the current. Romanticism and the college of Nature is additionally the tale of an excellent collector and her autonomous discoveries. This ebook will accompany an exhibition proven on the Metropolitan Museum of paintings from October sixteen, 2000, to January 21, 2001.

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