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Sunlight and Shadow: The Life and Art of Willard L. Metcalf

De Veer, Elizabeth;Boyle, Richard J.

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ISBN 10: 0896597539 / ISBN 13: 9780896597532
Published by Abbeville Press, NY, 1988
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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VG Book and DJ, which is now protected with new Mylar. Very light beige spot on front endpaper and almost unnoticeable bump against about 15 pages, mid-book, on right edge. /// Reasonable price for this hard-to-find classic work on this seminal American Impressionist. Size: Quarto. Bookseller Inventory # 007120

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Title: Sunlight and Shadow: The Life and Art of ...

Publisher: Abbeville Press, NY

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Cloth Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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Traces the career of the New England artist, describes the influences on his work, and looks at a variety of his landscapes

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Having painted pictures of Monet's formal garden in Giverny, Metcalf (1858-1925) applied the lessons of French impressionism to the New England landscape. Today he is not as well known as Mary Cassatt, Maurice Prendergast and other American impressionists, yet this big, gorgeous volume confirms him as their equal in many ways. His distinctive impressionism, spiked with his own tough brand of realism, defies ready categorization. The sheer directness of his approach, his optimism and lack of self-consciousness do not endear him to modernist tastes. But his best picturesand there are dozens heretake one's breath away. A believer in spiritualism, Metcalf sought correspondences between heaven and earth. On wide travels, he caught the poetry of a Tunisian street, Havana harbor and Zuni pueblos, but he kept returning to the New England settings that called forth his homespun visions, at once sublime and deceptively simple.
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