Paris and the countryside : modern life in late-19th-century France
- [curator, Carrie Haslett ; editor, Fronia W. Simpson].
- Portland, ME : Portland Museum of Art ; Seattle, WA : Distributed by University of Washington Press, 2006.
- Physical description
- xiv, 135 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references.
- The urban mirror: contrasts in the vision of existence in the modern city / Gabriel P. Weisberg
- French landscape painting and modern life / Jennifer L. Shaw.
It has long been observed that Impressionists and their followers heeded Charles Baudelaire's call to paint "modern life." "Paris and the Countryside" explores modernity, a cultural notion, with a parallel emphasis on the development of modernism, an art historical concept. Essays focus on the city and the countryside. Together they examine the notions of modernity and modernism in late nineteenth-century France, acknowledging, summarizing, and interpreting the wide array of artistic responses to the modern world.
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- Publication date
- Published in conjunction with the exhibition at the Portland Museum of Art, June 23-Oct. 15, 2006.
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