Impressionism: Beneath the Surface

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This series considers artists and their work against the background of the social, political and historical world in which they worked, examining issues of race, class, gender and psychology. It covers the Western canon, and also extends to popular imagery and non-Western traditions. This title looks at Impressionism.

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The art of the Impressionists is loved by experts and nonexperts alike. Smith reexamines this popular group of artists in light of recent scholarship on the social context of late 19th-century France. Among the artists profiled are Renoir, Degas, Monet, Pissaro, and Cassatt. 112 illustrations, 84 in color.

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In this book, Impressionism is presented not merely as a style of art, but also unveils how the artists themselves may be viewed within the context of their own social and cultural "moment." While providing an orderly survey of the great artists for the general reader; the book also imparts new ideas about the Impressionists for readers more familiar with the subject.

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