British impressionism /

Kenneth McConkey.
Bibliographic Details
Main Creator: McConkey, Kenneth, author.
Summary:"In the late nineteenth century contact with French Impressionist ideas meant that British artists' discontent with academic Victorian art became transmuted into a new concept of the role of art and the artist. In a new awareness of painting disparate artists merged and relined their ideas on colour, light and form into an Impressionist style that is distinctly British, evoking what has since become known as the 'lon Edwardian summer'. Artists such as George Clausen and Dame Laura Knight depicted an enormous variety of urban and rural scenes, from fashionable tennis parties, music-hall entertainers and laundry shops, to goose girls, boat-builders, turnip harvesters and picnickers. Now issued in paperback, this comprehensive book examine the significance and contribution to the Impressionit movement of the British artists, who for a long time were overshadowed by their French counterparts. The author surveys the developments, debates and personalities of the artists and the ferment and challenge of their ideas and achievements, including those who were among the foremost British artists of the early twentieth century, such as John Singer Sargent, Philip Wilson Steeer, Walter Richard Sickert, Sir John Lavery and Sir William Rothenstein." --
Format: Book
Published / Created: London : Phaidon, 1998.
Edition:First paperback edition.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Physical description: 160 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.

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