Impressionist Quartet: The Intimate Genius of Manet and

Impressionist Quartet: The Intimate Genius of Manet and Morisot, Degas and Cassatt 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. 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This reads like a bore of a history book without any new value to interesting descriptions of these four artists It is mostly tedious descriptions of famous paintings It would have been best to provide links to the works so the aesthetics are left to the reader freeing the author to discuss the context The background research is limited but perhaps that reflects the ambitious plan to cover all four artists in a single book But in fact, really only Manet and Degas are covered Only one third of the book is shared between Morisot and Cassatt and those parts are still dominated by the men The women are not referred to in the parts devoted to the men Women are all reduced to motherhood, dogs, and mental illness Do the author and his editors really not realize that the number of women he refers to as having had nervous breakdowns far exceeds the possible number in the population If he is just accounting for might have been recorded in the mid 19th century then he missed the opportunity to set the record straight But he didn t synthesize information as much as record it He didn t attempt to share new medical diagnoses for blindness or cerebral congestion A book of four individual parts of different artists warrants a summary chapter, than just two paragraphs in the Cassatt section But, again, the author didn t seem interested in synthesis Each of the men was afforded his own sentence and the women shared one sentence Another summary paragraph was again devoted to the men Disgusting that artists who happen to be women are still being undermined and overshadowed by critiques of their male contemporaries. This was a slightly dry book that I didn t really need to read because I have already read most of what s here somewhere else And I hate art books that do not provide an illustration but instead DESCRIBE a painting in detail to you I can go look it up on the Internet if you are too cheap to reproduce it, thank you, don t DESCRIBE it to me But this does get a point for not sloughing off Leon Koella but actually discussing the issue I don t recall reading before that an illegitimate child in France could not be legitimized if it s parent was married to someone else at the time of conception So if Leon was actually Manet s father s child, as some believe, then he could not have ever legitimized him Which makes the most sense out that situation I really hate it when authors state as fact something that is not known , and how many times have I read that Leon was Manet s son, period, a factual statement, when they may very well have actually been brothers. A very secondary book I d hoped to learn about the relationships between Manet Morisot, and especially Cassatt and Degasbut there is little here that I haven t found presented elsewhere, and in far less tedious terms For a book on four painters, there is a notable lack of reproduced paintings, and those paintings that are reproduced are in black and white, stealing the Impressionist vitality Moreover, the author is forever verbally describing paintings, and at length What tedium This horror reaches its apex when Meyers says that a certain painting Degas The Absinthe Drinker reminds him of, for frick s sake, a Hemingway short story A Clean Well Lighted Place and then goes on to describe the Hemingway story itself What strange decisions you make, Mr Author.

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