The Impressionist Print

The Impressionist Print

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Overview


Degas, Pissarro, Cassatt, Renoir, Morisot, Bracquemond, Manet, Whistler—these and other Impressionist painters often experimented with printmaking techniques, producing black and white etchings, aquatints, dry points, and color lithographs that exhibited the same easy yet subtle attraction that makes their oil paintings so beloved. In this beautiful book, an eminent authority examines the prints of these painter-printmakers, providing a new understanding of Impressionism and of contemporary printmaking.

Drawing on discoveries of the last two decades and on his own research, Michel Melot locates the sources and influences of the prints and analyzes their techniques—particularly in monotypes and embossed prints. In so doing he reveals the close ties between the Impressionist movement and the rebirth of artists' prints in the second half of the nineteenth century. His analysis of the relations among artists, the art market, art criticism, collectors, and political institutions makes Impressionism appear less like a miracle and more a response to the social and economic upheavals of the nineteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300067927
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 01/31/1997
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 9.25(w) x 12.00(h) x (d)

About the Author


Michel Melot was director of the Prints and Photography Department of the Bibliothèque Nationale, where in 1974 he organized the major exhibition L'Estampe Impressioniste and wrote the catalogue that accompanied it. He later became director of the Public Library at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and he is now president of the National Council of Libraries. He is the author of some fifty articles and a dozen works on archaeology and art history.

Table of Contents

PART ONE On the Eve: 1850-70 8(90)
1. Introduction
8(2)
2. The Impetus of Industry
10(2)
3. The Persistence of the Print
12(5)
4. A Painter between two Worlds: Charles-Francois Daubigny
17(4)
5. Mechanical Reproduction
21(4)
6. 1850-2: Delatre and Meryon
25(4)
7. 1852-7: Bracquemond, Millet, Legros
29(7)
8. Whistler and Seymour Haden
36(5)
9. Degas's Self Portrait
41(5)
10. 1859: The New Art Market
46(3)
11. 1861: the Society of Etchers
49(3)
12. Manet and the Etching
52(7)
13. 1862: the Artist's Lithograph
59(4)
14. Manet the Lithographer
63(4)
15. 1863: the Salon des Refuses
67(5)
16. Jongkind
72(5)
17. Appian and the School of Lyon
77(5)
18. Constantin Guys
82(3)
19. The Eleventh Subscriber
85(5)
20. The Discovery of Japan
90(8)
PART TWO Day and Night 98(100)
21. War and Revolution
98(4)
22. 1873: the Anvers Group
102(6)
23. The Revival of the Artist's Lithograph
108(5)
24. 1874: the first Impressionist Exhibition
113(5)
25. Henri Guerard
118(5)
26. Lepic and the Mobile Etching
123(6)
27. Desboutin and De Nittis
129(5)
28. Felix Buhot and 'La belle epreuve'
134(5)
29. Modern Book-Collecting
139(6)
30. Degas and his Group
145(4)
31. Le Jour et la Nuit
149(7)
32. Pissarro and Degas: Industrial Progress
156(4)
33. The Confection of Rarity
160(5)
34. The Value of the Times
165(6)
35. The Obliteration of the Object
171(6)
36. Scenes from Private Life
177(4)
37. 1888: Revival
181(6)
38. Whistler's Venetian Suite
187(2)
39. 1883: the Role of the Rebels
189(3)
40. 1886: the Last Impressionist Exhibition
192(6)
PART THREE The Next Day: 1886-1900 198(78)
41. After Impressionism
198(2)
42. 1889: the Society of Painter-Printmakers
200(3)
43. Rodin
203(4)
44. Sisley
207(3)
45. Berthe Morisot
210(5)
46. Renoir
215(5)
47. Degas's Women in the Bath
220(5)
48. Mary Cassatt
225(6)
49. The Arrival of Colour
231(5)
50. The Monotypes of Degas
236(4)
51. Other Monotype Artists: Pissarro and Gauguin
240(4)
52. Gauguin and Primitivism
244(4)
53. Van Gogh
248(4)
54. Toulouse-Lautrec
252(4)
55. Pissarro's Bathers
256(4)
56. The Success of the Original Print
260(3)
57. Vollard and the Impressionists
263(4)
58. The Vogue for Colour Lithography
267(4)
59. Forain, the last Impressionist
271(3)
60. Conclusion
274(2)
Notes 276(12)
Bibliography 288(5)
Index 293

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