Impressionist Quartet

Impressionist Quartet

The Intimate Genius of Manet and Morisot, Degas and Cassatt

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Houghton
Impressionist Quartet draws us into the inner lives of a core group of mid-nineteenth-century artists-Edouard Manet, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, and Berthe Morisot-known, collectively, as the "Impressionists." Derided by critics, sneered at by contemporaries, their work sold for pittances. They were either marginalized or dismissed altogether by the French art establishment. And, to some degree, their iconic works have eclipsed them.

Portraying them as individuals and as fellow conspirators in a new way of seeing and representing the world, Jeffrey Meyers brings to life this most popular and influential group of painters in the entire history of art. The result is an accessible and wonderfully illuminating book that offers readers a fresh way of looking at these artists and the priceless, timeless masterpieces they created.


Baker & Taylor
An exploration of the inner lives of four core mid-nineteenth-century impressionist artists portrays them as individuals and fellow conspirators dedicated to promoting a new way of seeing and representing the world, describing the derision and marginalizing that marked their careers.

Harcourt Publishing
Impressionist Quartet draws us into the inner lives of a core group of mid-nineteenth-century artists-Edouard Manet, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, and Berthe Morisot-known, collectively, as the "Impressionists." Derided by critics, sneered at by contemporaries, their work sold for pittances. They were either marginalized or dismissed altogether by the French art establishment. And, to some degree, their iconic works have eclipsed them.

Portraying them as individuals and as fellow conspirators in a new way of seeing and representing the world, Jeffrey Meyers brings to life this most popular and influential group of painters in the entire history of art. The result is an accessible and wonderfully illuminating book that offers readers a fresh way of looking at these artists and the priceless, timeless masterpieces they created.


Book News
In this biographical portrait of a quartet of renowned 19th-century French Impressionists, US art expert/biographer Meyers depicts the affair between Manet and Morisot, the friendship between Degas and Cassatt, and the bond between the two women who defied convention to make a name for themselves as artists. He includes photos and b&w art reproductions. Meyers is the recipient of the 2005 American Academy of Arts & Letters' Award in Literature. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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An exploration of the inner lives of four core mid-nineteenth-century impressionist artists portrays them as individuals and fellow conspirators dedicated to promoting a new way of seeing and representing the world.

Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780151010769
0151010765
Branch Call Number: 759.4 MEY
Characteristics: xiv, 352 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. ;,24 cm.

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Feb 26, 2014

Extensive biography, but only a few black & white images of them and their works.

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