Great Impressionist and Post Impressionist Paintings:
The Musée d’Orsay
by Charles F. Stuckey

Handsomely designed and intuitively interactive, this book is more than “just another pretty face.” It is an outstanding work of scholarship. The audio commentaries and texts are by Charles F. Stuckey, one of the world’s foremost scholars on Impressionist art. Dr. Stuckey has held senior curatorial positions at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Art Institute of Chicago; and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. He has organized major exhibitions on Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists including exhibitions on Monet, Gauguin, and Toulouse-Lautrec, and written monographs on Monet, Gauguin, Morisot, and Toulouse-Lautrec.

To give context to the Impressionists, the artists in the e-book begin with the Salon painter, William Bouguereau, then the realists Daumier, Corot, and Millet, followed by Manet (who was an inspiration to the Impressionists though he never exhibited with them). The focus then turns to the Impressionists such as Monet, Renoir, Sisley, Cassatt, Morisot, and others; and Post-Impressionists including Gauguin, Cézanne, Van Gogh, and Seurat.

The Musée d’Orsay was opened in 1986 in an old train station along the Seine, within walking distance of the Louvre. The Orsay is dedicated to the art of the nineteenth century, a century during which French art changed the art world and created “modern” art. In 2011, the Orsay Impressionist collection was installed in a newly designed 5th floor of the museum. Images of the newly designed Orsay Impressionist Galleries are featured in this e-book.

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