Monet’s paintings are overfamiliar, overexposed, and devalued. Can this book cast fresh light?
Paintings by Delacroix are rare outside Paris. This book is catalogue to an exhibition now in Minneapolis, in 2016 due for London.
He never aspired to be an impressionist, but painted many works plein air, with loose brushwork, and conveying impressions.
Seurat was interested in much more than the perception of colour, and in his reading of contemporary science (particularly that of von Helmholtz) and in his paintings, explored much of visual experience.
Although lightness and chroma can usually be approached successfully using methodical approaches, long experience has shown that hue is much more hit or miss. Developing a good ‘eye’ for colours is generally much more important.
A luminous painting of the port of Marseille in dawn light, looking up towards the ‘Good Mother’ church, marks the height of both Neo-Impressionism and Fauvism.